The Winter Soldier (Large Print / Library Binding)

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The harshness of World War I's Eastern Front serves as the backdrop for the story of an all-consuming love between a young Austrian medical student assigned to an isolated church-turned-field-hospital in the frozen Carpathian Mountains and a young convent nurse who is the only trained medical person remaining after the doctors have deserted their post. Treating patients with only the most basic of medical equipment and procedures, Lucius and Sister Margarete come to depend on each other and an attraction begins. The arrival of the 'winter soldier,' a mostly catatonic, severely shell-shocked patient without any visible sign of physical trauma changes the focus of the story. In his desperation to treat the patient, Lucius makes a decision that will freeze him into an emotional 'winter' of his own, costing him all that matters most deeply. A well-researched and vividly constructed story, Daniel Mason writes an insightful and moving addition to the literature of the Great War that readers who value historical fiction will long remember. Surely one of my favorite reads of 2018!

— Jane Glaser



Product Details
ISBN: 9781432859572
ISBN-10: 1432859579
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date: November 21st, 2018
Language: English