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The secret book of Flora Lea : a novel  Cover Image Large Print Book Large Print Book

The secret book of Flora Lea : a novel / Patti Callahan Henry.


"In the war-torn London of 1939, fourteen-year-old Hazel and five-year-old Flora are evacuated to a rural village to escape the horrors of the Second World War. Living with the kind Bridie Aberdeen and her teenage son, Harry, in a charming stone cottage along the River Thames, Hazel fills their days with walks and games to distract her young sister, including one that she creates for her sister and her sister alone -- a fairy tale about a magical land, a secret place they can escape to that is all their own. But the unthinkable happens when young Flora suddenly vanishes while playing near the banks of the river. Shattered, Hazel blames herself for her sister's disappearance, and she carries that guilt into adulthood as a private burden she feels she deserves. Twenty years later, Hazel is in London, ready to move on from her job at a cozy rare bookstore to a career at Sotheby's. With a charming boyfriend and her elegantly timeworn Bloomsbury flat, Hazel's future seems determined. But her tidy life is turned upside down when she unwraps a package containing an illustrated book called Whisperwood and the River of Stars. Hazel never told a soul about the imaginary world she created just for Flora. Could this book hold the secrets to Flora's disappearance? Could it be a sign that her beloved sister is still alive after all these years?"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781638088097
  • ISBN: 1638088098
  • Physical Description: 541 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
  • Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Regular print version previously published by Atria Books.
Includes author's note with background information.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographic references (page 536)
Subject: Sisters > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Evacuation of civilians > England > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Storytelling > Fiction.
Imaginary places > Fiction.
Large type books.
Great Britain > History > George VI, 1936-1952 > Fiction.
large print books.
FICTION / Women.
Genre: Large print books.
Historical fiction.
Large print books.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Branch District Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bronson Branch LP FIC HEN (Text) 35403424221278 Large Print Available -

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