Home Before DarkiUniverse. 2008
Home Before Dark is a loving look back at the Great Depression. Along with vanishing jobs, long lines at soup kitchens, loss of the family farm to foreclosure, there were neighborhood five-person baseball games, floating on home-made rafts, jump-rope. Rockland High School Class of 1942 graduated into World War II; two classmates had already died at sea. Women became WAACS, WAVES, SPARS, Rosie the Riveter, air raid wardens, defense plant workers and, more traditionally, keepers of the Home...
Home Before DarkHachette UK. 2009
About to close a major deal, Ed Lister is called to the phone. It’s the news every parent dreads. His art-student daughter Sophie has been found brutally murdered in Florence. In an instant, Ed’s charmed world – successful business, beautiful wife, lavish lifestyle – begins to unravel. Frustrated with the official police inquiry, Ed vows to find Sophie’s killer. When his quest leads to a mysterious website, Ed hires a young cyber-sleuth to track down the web-master, Ward – the most...
Home Before Dark, Or, the Saga of Miss Edie Hill
In this heart-warming and emotional portrait of a small cotton mill town in Lancashire, Edie Hill is essentially protrayed as a tragic heroine: she works hard all her life, raises an illegitimate son, and loses her family one by one as they fall victim to the cotton dust from years spent labouring at the mill. At the same time, however, Edie is a truly funny character, and the tragic points in her saga are interspersed with moments of great warmth and humour.9 women, 12 men