Louis de Bernières’s The Dust That Falls from Dreams is a poignant, sweeping novel set during World War I. It tells the story of a band of childhood friends whose lives are shattered by the horrors of the war and the ways in which they cope in the wake of the destruction. An excellent pick for book clubs, this novel is rich in detail and full of emotion and features an engaging cast of characters, which lends itself well to group discussion.
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