5. A Very Long Engagement by Sébastien Japrisot (1991)

A Very Long Engagement by Sébastien Japrisot (1991)

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A critically acclaimed bestseller in the author’s native France, A Very Long Engagement was then translated for the English speaking audience to equally big success.

It's the emotional story of a fiancé’s determined mission to find out the truth about the fate of her lost soldier.

A special novel that expertly weaves mystery, romance, drama and gritty realism into an unforgettable journey of war and its many hidden secrets.

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