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Wherever There Is Light

A Novel

This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


From the beloved author of Comeback Love, an “absorbing” (The Washington Post) tale of forbidden romance set against the backdrop of the segregated American South, war-torn Europe, and the civil unrest of the Sixties.

Sometimes falling in love is the most courageous act.

Julian Rose is only fifteen when he leaves his family and Germany for a new life in 1920s America. Initially struggling, he eventually finds his way—first by becoming one of the preeminent bootleggers on the East Coast, and later by amassing a fortune in real estate.

Kendall Wakefield is a free-spirited college senior who longs to become a painter. Her mother, the daughter of a slave and the founder of an African-American college in South Florida, spends her days running the institution and trying to find a suitable match for her only daughter.

One evening in 1938, she hosts a dinner that reunites Julian with his parents, who have been rescued from the Nazis by her college. There, Kendall and Julian meet for the first time, and from that unlikely encounter begins a thirty-year, on-again off-again affair that will take the lovers from Miami Beach to Greenwich Village to postwar life in Paris. Throughout their travels, they will encounter the likes of Sartre, Picasso, and a host of other artists, writers, and intellectuals just as they are in the process of redefining culture for a new generation. Through it all, their longing for each other remains a constant in the ceaseless sweep of time.

Wherever There Is Light is an absorbing, panoramic tale of twentieth-century America and an unforgettable story of defiant love that “is epic and truly felt” (Kirkus Reviews).

Customer Reviews

Where the light is

Interesting line. More research is needed to ensure accuracy of clothes and places during the period the book was written in.
By the way, I doubt if women wore dungarees in Paris in the 1940's.

Wherever There is Light

Awesome read. Intriguing from start to finish that it makes you want to keep flipping and flipping until you reach the end. Has awesome imagery and comical moments. It has a very deep message that the author addresses in a subtle manner not to offend or downplay anything. Great read!

Wherever There Is Light
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  • $11.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Family
  • Published: Nov 03, 2015
  • Publisher: Washington Square Press
  • Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
  • Print Length: 368 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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