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"In Saigon in 1963, two young American wives form a wary alliance. Tricia is a starry-eyed newlywed, married to a rising oil engineer "on loan" to US Navy Intelligence. Charlene is a practiced corporate spouse and mother of three, a talented hostess and determined altruist, on a mission to relieve the "wretchedness" she sees all around her. When Tricia miscarries, Charlene sweeps her into a cabal of well-dressed do-gooder American wives. Armed with baskets filled with candy and toys, they descend on hospitals, orphanages, and a leper colony on the coast, determined to relieve suffering, no matter the cost. Sixty years later, Charlene's daughter reaches out to Tricia, now widowed and living in Washington. As the two relive their shared experience in Saigon, they are forced to come to terms with the ways their own lives have been shaped and stunted by Charlene's pursuit of 'inconsequential good'."--

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  • 22 of 61 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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34 current holds with 61 total copies.

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Ardsley Public Library FICTION MCDERMOTT (Text)
New Fiction
31000151329334
Checked out
06/07/2024
Bedford Free Library FIC MCD (Text)
New Book
31002150784535
Available
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Bedford Hills Free Library MCDERMOTT (Text)
Fiction
31003151497424
Checked out
06/11/2024
Briarcliff Manor Public Library FICTION MCDERMOTT (Text)
New Fiction
31036151015150
Checked out
05/29/2024
Bronxville Public Library FICTION McDERMOTT (Text)
Fiction
31004151986317
Available
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Chappaqua Library FICTION MCDERMOTT (Text)
New Fiction
31005153429297
Checked out
06/04/2024
Chappaqua Library FICTION MCDERMOTT (Text)
Express Item
31005153465408
Checked out
06/05/2024
Chappaqua Library FICTION MCDERMOTT (Text)
Express Item
31005154375531
Checked out
06/07/2024
Croton Free Library FICTION/MCDERMOTT (Text)
Fiction
31006151952850
Checked out
06/20/2024
Dobbs Ferry Public Library MCDERMOTT (Text)
New Book
31007151474747
Checked out
06/04/2024
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