1912, Elinor Brooke is a free-spirited art student, while her brother Toby is
studying to be a physician. Then war begins, and seemingly all the men in
Elinor’s life—her brother Toby, as well as Kit and Paul, the two art students
she’s been dating—ship off to France. Elinor retreats into her painting,
occasionally participating in Bloomsbury weekends of art, literature, and pacifism.
Jumping ahead to 1917, Toby is missing in action, and Kit, who served with him,
returns home horribly disfigured. Elinor is determined to learn what really
happened to her brother, and Kit holds the key. A shattering story and