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The Lives of Stella Bain

Sunday 23 March 2014

1 Hour


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£11 - £25

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Bestselling American novelist Anita Shreve flies in from the United States to talk about her new work, The Lives of Stella Bain. Shreve is the author of 17 novels that have sold millions worldwide, including Rescue, A Change in Altitude, Testimony, and The Pilot’s Wife. Her novel, Resistance, was turned into a movie of the same name starring Bill Paxton and Julia Ormond.

The Lives of Stella Bain is set against the backdrop of World War I and follows a woman searching for the secret of her identity. The American woman wakes in a field hospital in northern France to the smell of gas and gangrene and the sound of men in pain. She has an almost complete loss of memory, remembering only her name, Stella Bain, and that she can drive an ambulance. She makes her way to London in a quest to find out what made her leave her tranquil New England home to serve on the front.
This event is part of the American strand at this year’s festival.