After You've Gone
Beautifully written and emotionally charged, After Youve Gone is a fascinating account of one womans struggle to find happiness and independence in 1920s society.When Willa met Tommy Costello, a handsome, smooth-tongued sailor, she thought he had finally found what she was looking for. With no family of her own, Willa longed for unity, love and adventure. Tommy appeared to offer her all of that. But life is never simpleNow a wife and mother, Willa is left behind with her controlling mother-in-law when Tommy begins a year-long round-the-world tour with the Navy. Her only escape is through reading books. And it is at the local library that she meets Richard Fitzwilliam, whose friendship gradually begins to change Willas life. Despite her initial reluctance, she finds herself beginning to enjoy even prefer the new life being offered to her. But how long can it last, as Tommys steady progress around the world will eventually bring him back home?
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