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Diana OHehir is the author of four books of poetry and two novels, of which I Wish This War Were Over is the first. she has received a number of awards, including a Guggenheim Fiction Award and a National Foundation of the Arts Fiction Award
Diana OHehir is the author of four books of poetry and two novels, of which I Wish This War Were Over is the first. she has received a number of awards, including a Guggenheim Fiction Award and a National Foundation of the Arts Fiction Award. I Wish This War Were Over was runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize.
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This novel is set during WWII. The narrator and protagonist, 19 year old Helen, sets out on a cross-country train trip to try to save her alcoholic mother from herself. Along the way, Helen meets and begins an affair with John O'Connell, a married soldier and union organizer who was once involved with her mother. Helen at times seems aimless, confused, and occasionally reckless. Nonetheless, she always remains a very sympathetic character. I particularly liked the way that Helen and O'Connell's This novel is set during WWII.
A generous book, musical in its prose and expansive in its structure and range, about growing older and the essential nature of love. The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday).
ISBN13:9780671678739. Release Date:April 1989. Publisher:Pocket Books.
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Diana O’Hehir is known primarily as a poet. Set in 1944, I Wish This War Were Over centers on the internal battles of Helen Reynolds, the nineteen-year-old narrator. Two books of poetry, Summoned (1976) and The Power to Change Geography (1979), and several poetry awards attest her literary talent and accomplishments. She might very well have made the same statement regarding her fiction.
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Diana Farnham O'Hehir is a poet and writer of prose from northern California. She was born in Berkeley in 1929. She taught from 1961 to 1992 at Mills College in Oakland where she is Aurelia Henry Reinhardt Professor Emerita of American Literature. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, writer Mel Fiske. Their reunion, after 35 years of divorce, and her subsequent remarriage is recounted in a 1999 essay in salon.