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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'."--

Available copies

  • 29 of 59 copies available at Westchester Library System.
  • 2 of 3 copies available at Yonkers Public Library System. (Show)

Current holds

36 current holds with 59 total copies.

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Chappaqua Library FICTION MCDERMOTT (Text)
Express Item
31005154375531
Checked out
06/07/2024
Croton Free Library FICTION/MCDERMOTT (Text)
Fiction
31006151952850
Available
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Dobbs Ferry Public Library MCDERMOTT (Text)
New Book
31007151474747
Available
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Eastchester Public Library FICTION MCDERMOTT (Text)
New Fiction
31008152581589
Checked out
06/20/2024
Eastchester Public Library FICTION MCDERMOTT (Text)
Express Item
31008152583361
Checked out
06/14/2024
Greenburgh Public Library MCDERMOTT (Text)
Fiction
31009154376929
Available
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Greenburgh Public Library MCDERMOTT (Text)
Fiction
31009154377026
Available
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Greenburgh Public Library MCDERMOTT (Text)
New Fiction
31009154379261
Checked out
06/11/2024
Harrison Public Library MCDERMOTT, A. (Text)
New Fiction
31010300333657
Checked out
06/17/2024
Harrison West Harrison Branch Library MCDERMOTT, A. (Text)
New Fiction
31010400139343
On holds shelf
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