The Last Summer of the World Author:Emily Mitchell In the summer of 1918, with the Germans threatening Paris, Edward Steichen arrives in France to photograph the war for the American army. There he finds a country filled with poignant memories for him: early artistic success, marriage, the birth of two daughters, and a love affair that divided his family. — Told with elegance and transporting his... more »torical sensitivity, Emily Mitchell's first novel captures the life of a great American artist caught in the reckoning of a painful past in a world beset by war.« less
This is a book that I did not expect to like when my book club chose it. Was I ever wrong! This is a great book. It grabs you by the third page with both the brilliant story line and fine writing. Do not miss this one.