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The crooked path

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"As retired physician Lettie Louw looks back upon her life, she recounts her coming of age in WWII-era South Africa in this compelling story of delayed love, loss, and reconciliation. Lettie Louw is the daughter of the town physician in their South African village. She spends her childhood in the warm African days playing with her friends and being adored by her doting parents. When she becomes a teenager, she experiences her first taste of unrequited romantic love in the form of her best friend's older brother, De Wet Fourie. When De Wet pursues the beautiful and wealthy Annabelle, Lettie's dreams are crushed, and she moves to Johannesburg to pursue her studies in medicine. Life in Johannesburg feels strange to Lettie, and the world around her is in profound upheaval as the Second World War rages. Her feelings for De Wet never waver, and Lettie is heartbroken when he marries another of her childhood friends. Lettie soon meets Marco Romanelli, an Italian immigrant, and they marry and raise two daughters, as the racial and political tensions in South Africa swirl about them. Lettie never forgets her first love, even as the ravages of time, war, and illness play upon her life and the lives of those she loves. In their later years, Lettie and De Wet are thrown into one another's company again, and they are given another chance at a life together"--
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subject_facetChristian fiction
Electronic books
Man-woman relationships -- South Africa -- Fiction
War stories
World War, 1939-1945 -- South Africa -- Fiction
title_displayThe crooked path
title_fullThe Crooked Path
The crooked path / Irma Joubert ; [translated by Else Silke]
The crooked path [electronic resource] / Irma Joubert
title_shortThe crooked path
topic_facetChristian Fiction
Electronic books
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Literature
Man-woman relationships
World War, 1939-1945