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Band of Sisters By Lauren Willig


The only thing more interesting than a well-written story based on historical fact is a well-written story based on little-known and nearly forgotten fact. “Band of Sisters” is such a story.

Lauren Willig, best-selling writer of historical novels, happened upon the plot of this true and heroic tale whilst conducting research for another novel. She immediately dropped her pursuit of that endeavor in exchange for a richer one: a study of the brave Smith College women who had gone to war in 1917.

The book’s title, “Band of Sisters,” is a literary salute and reference to “Band of Br...

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