By Douglas Kennedy, abridged by Lisa Osborne.
Read by Barbara Barnes.
An absorbing love story set against a compelling period of American history; from post World War Two euphoria to the darker days of McCarthyism.
Barbara Barnes continues to read this absorbing love story.
Love at first sight has turned to despair for Sara.
This quiet best-seller, set in post Second World War America, follows the fortunes of the Smythe siblings, Eric and Sara.
Both literary and artistic and at total odds with their republican parents, he launches them into an era of post-war revelry alive with jobs, wealth, and diversity of culture.
But two shadows loom large over large over their existence.
For Eric, it is his pre-war membership of the communist party and for Sara it is true love.
These two factors serve to shape their destinies with tragic and shocking consequences.