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Girl at War

A Novel

Sara Novic

This powerful debut novel is a coming-of-age story that explores family, friendship, love, and belonging amidst the backdrop of the civil war in Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. Ana, a carefree ten-year-old, must learn to survive in a dangerous world as daily life is altered by food rations and air raid drills. Fast forward to 2001, Ana is a college student in Manhattan, haunted by memories of the war. As she returns to Croatia to face her ghosts and come to terms with her country's difficult history, this honest and beautifully written novel illuminates how history shapes us all. With praise from The New York Times Book Review, Vanity Fair, and more, it's a remarkable portrait of how war forever changes the life of an individual.
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