A splendid gift [electronic resource]. Alyson Richman.
- ISBN: 9780698185418 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: New York : InterMix, 2015.
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From the national bestselling author of The Lost Wife and The Garden of Letters, comes an intimate and richly imagined story of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the French pilot and author of The Little Prince. March, 1942: Declared medically unfit to fly while France is beseiged by war, Saint-Exupéry languishes in homesick frustration, unable to aid his country—and unable to write. While his publisher tries in vain to ease the author's mind, Saint-Exupéry meets the enchanting Silvia Hamilton at a cocktail party. Though they do not share a language, they are nonetheless drawn to each other, and where words fail them they find other forms of communication.|In the proceeding months, Silvia's warmth and grace give Saint-Exupéry the peace of mind he so desperately needs. And as their love affair flourishes, he finds himself inspired to tell a tale of such simplicity and beauty that a person of any age could find joy and comfort in it. With Silvia as...
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