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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

  • 35 of 60 copies available at Westchester Library System.
  • 3 of 4 copies available at Yonkers Public Library System. (Show)

Current holds

42 current holds with 60 total copies.

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Harrison West Harrison Branch Library MCDERMOTT, A. (Text)
New Fiction
31010400139343
Available
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Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library FICTION MCDERMOTT (Text)
New Book
31011151453503
Checked out
07/24/2024
Hendrick Hudson Free Library MCDERMOTT, ALICE (Text)
Fiction
31016151849030
Available
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Hendrick Hudson Free Library MCDERMOTT, ALICE (Text)
Express Item
31016151851671
Checked out
07/19/2024
Irvington Public Library FIC MCDERMOT, A (Text)
New Book
31012154635674
Checked out
07/24/2024
John C. Hart Memorial Library MCDERMOTT (Text)
New Fiction
31030300038130
In transit
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Katonah Village Library FICTION MCDERMOTT (Text)
Fiction
31013152032807
In transit
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Larchmont Public Library MCDERMOTT (Text)
Fiction
31014152633735
Available
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Lewisboro Library FICTION MCDERMOTT (Text)
New Fiction
31032151453244
Available
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Mamaroneck Public Library District FICTION (Text)
New Book
31015153026316
Available
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