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Crooked heart : a novel

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First U.S. edition.

"When Noel Bostock--aged ten, no family--is evacuated from London to escape the Nazi bombardment, he lands in a suburb northwest of the city with Vera Sedge a thirty-six-year-old widow drowning in debts and dependents. Always desperate for money, she's unscrupulous about how she gets it. Noel's mourning his godmother, Mattie, a former suffragette. Wise beyond his years and raised with a disdain for authority and an eclectic attitude toward education, he has little in common with other children, and even less with the impulsive Vee, who hurtles from one self-made crisis to the next. The war's provided unprecedented opportunities for making money, but what Vee needs and what she's never had is a cool head and the ability to make a plan. On her own, she's a disaster. With Noel, she's a team. Together they cook up a scheme. Crisscrossing the bombed suburbs of London, Vee starts to turn a profit and Noel begins to regain his interest in life. But there are plenty of other people making money off the war and some of them are dangerous. Noel may have been moved to safety, but he isn't actually safe at all..."--Provided by publisher.

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  • 19 of 19 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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Bedford Free Library FIC EVA (Text)
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31002150688371
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Bronxville Public Library FICTION EVANS (Text)
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31004151455768
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Chappaqua Library FICTION EVANS (Text)
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31005500397924
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Harrison Public Library EVANS, L. (Text)
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31010300038355
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Hendrick Hudson Free Library EVANS, LISSA (Text)
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31016151526430
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Irvington Public Library FIC EVANS, L (Text)
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31012154249179
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John C. Hart Memorial Library FICTION (Text)
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31030154339931
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Katonah Village Library FICTION EVANS (Text)
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31013151621832
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Mamaroneck Public Library District FICTION (Text)
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31015152126919
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Mount Kisco Public Library FICTION EVANS (Text)
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31017151703391
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