The September Readers’ Review panel discusses Shute’s 1950 novel, which is both a war story and a love story about a British woman and an Australian man who meet as POWs of the Japanese during World War II.


  • Bill Kincade professor of international security at American University
  • Diane Bell Director of Women's Studies at George Washington University
  • Deirdre Donahue Book Critic for "USA Today"

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