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The Last Lifeboat / Hazel Gaynor.

Gaynor, Hazel, (author.).


"Inspired by a remarkable true story, a young teacher evacuates children to safety across perilous waters, in a moving and triumphant new novel from New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor. 1940, Kent: Alice King is not brave or daring-she's happiest finding adventure through the safe pages of books. But times of war demand courage, and as the threat of German invasion looms, a plane crash near her home awakens a strength in Alice she'd long forgotten. Determined to do her part, she finds a role perfectly suited to her experience as a schoolteacher-to help evacuate Britain's children overseas. 1940, London: Lily Nichols once dreamed of using her mathematical talents for more than tabulating the cost of groceries, but life, and love, charted her a different course. With two lively children and a loving husband, Lily's humble home is her world, until war tears everything asunder. With her husband gone and bombs raining down, Lily is faced with an impossible choice: keep her son and daughter close, knowing she may not be able to protect them, or enroll them in a risky evacuation scheme, where safety awaits so very far away. When a Nazi U-boat torpedoes the S. S. Carlisle carrying a ship of children to Canada, a single lifeboat is left adrift in the storm-tossed Atlantic. Alice and Lily, strangers to each other-one on land, the other at sea-will quickly become one another's very best hope as their lives are fatefully entwined"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593440315
  • ISBN: 0593440315
  • Physical Description: 370 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2023.
Subject: Teachers > Fiction.
Evacuations > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > England > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 8 of 8 copies available at Missouri Evergreen.


  • 0 current holds with 8 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barton County - Liberal FIC GAY (Text) 31107211613083 Adult Fiction Available -
Cape Girardeau Public Library GAY (Text) 33042004914860 Adult Fiction Available -
Jefferson County Library-Windsor F GAYNOR Hazel (Text) 30065100194965 Fiction Available -
Ray County Library F GAY (Text) 2910032966 Adult Fiction Available -
Riverside Regional-Altenburg F GAY (Text) 30000005612431 Adult Fiction Available -
Ste. Genevieve County Library FIC Gaynor (Text) 33358000340938 Adult Fiction Available -
West Plains Public Library FIC GAY (Text) 38268201313524 Adult Fiction Available -
Willow Springs Public Library AF HIST GAY (Text) 33482000073863 Historical Available -

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