Losing Julia

Losing Julia

Book - 2012
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An epic story of love found and lost, Losing Julia begins in 1928 at the dedication of a memorial to the great War in France. American Patrick Delaney has come to mourn his fallen comrades, especially his best friend, Daniel. When he sees a woman standing alone in the crowd, he realizes she must be Julia, Daniel's lover. Though Patrick is married, he and Julia fall desperately in love during the brief but unforgettable time they spend exploring the still haunted and battle-scarred countryside. Struggling to reconcile their love with the legacy of war and life's obligations, Julia and Patrick cling to each other until one fateful step, when Patrick loses Julia, perhaps never to find her again. From the vicious savagery of trench warfare to the sometimes comic and often tragic indignities of life in a nursing home, Jonathan Hull tells a remarkable story of memory and desire, history and destiny - and of the people who slip from our grasp, only to hold us forever.
Publisher: Sausalito, California : Dancing Muse Press, 2012
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9780984821808
Branch Call Number: FIC HULL J

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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 16, 2014

As a 19-year-old from New Jersey, Patrick Delaney wants nothing more than to fight in the Great War. When he heads off with his best friend, he doesn't know that only one of them will return. While in France at a memorial service for the tenth anniversary of the battle that killed his best friend, Patrick begins a passionate love affair with his best friend's widow, Julia. As they struggle to make sense of their love, Patrick makes a mistake that may cause him to lose Julia forever.

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bigfeet
Nov 29, 2012

An older gentlemen recalls his youth when he was fighting in France during the Great War and where he found and lost the great love of his life. Such a beautiful story.

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chillilog
Jun 04, 2012

Such a beautiful book. It covers World War I, love, relationships, aging - beautifully done. It will haunt you!

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sasie
May 01, 2011

I thought this book was a beautiful account of the reality of old age as well as an insightful account of war. It is a book of the human experience. The realities of life and love and death as they happened to one man. It takes us to the trenches on the front line and shows us the very realistic human experience of war and it also takes us into the mind and heart of an old man who is nearing the end of his life. It stays with you.

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greenacres
Apr 22, 2010

This title is one of my top ten reads. I would recommend this to people who like historical novels or a compelling storyline. His other novel "Distance from Normandy" is good as well.

Fluffy Mar 19, 2008

Patrick Delaney is such an interesting charactor.

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