Stella Bain by Anita Shreve - 272 pages
With her memory regained, Etna Bliss Van Tassel returns to her native United States in an effort to regain custody of her children. In this part of the book, Shreve wrote a flashback to help readers understand hardships that led Etna leave America for Europe. The combination of these two events define the rest of the book as a custody trial occurs.
The novel was a quick and interesting read. As Etna was diagnosed with shell shock, we can gain a bit of an understanding to that state of mind in the first part of the book. In the latter, Etna's drive to regain her children shows the fierce dedication of a mother.