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Ward Just

Biography

Ward Just

Ward Just's 17 previous novels include EXILES IN THE GARDEN, FORGETFULNESS, the National Book Award finalist ECHO HOUSE, A DANGEROUS FRIEND, winner of the Cooper Prize for fiction from the Society of American Historians, and AN UNFINISHED SEASON, winner of the Chicago Tribune Heartland Award and a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize.

Books by Ward Just

by Ward Just - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Harry Sanders is a young foreign service officer in 1960s Indochina when a dangerous and clandestine meeting with insurgents --- and a brief but passionate encounter with Sieglinde, a young German woman --- alters the course of his life. He marries the captivating May, who is fleeing her own family disappointments. On the surface, they are a handsome, successful couple --- but the memory of Sieglinde persists in Harry’s thoughts, and May has her own secrets.

by Ward Just - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Tommy Ogden declines to give his wife the money to commission a bust of herself from the French master Auguste Rodin, and instead announces his intention to endow a boys’ school. His decision reverberates years later in the life of Lee Goodell, whose coming of age is at the heart of Ward Just’s novel.