THE LAST DAY OF THE WAR
Judith Claire Mitchell, . . Pantheon, $24.95 (366pp) ISBN 978-0-375-42166-2
All the heroes are liars in this smart, entertaining novel set at the close of World War I. Yael Weiss, an 18-year-old Jewish girl from St. Louis, falls in love at first sight with Dub Hagopian, an Armenian-American soldier. After a brief encounter at the public library, Yael changes her name, pretends she is Christian, assumes a phony age and joins up with the YMCA to follow him abroad without knowing who or where he is. In Europe, Yael meets fellow Y girl and troublemaker Brennan ("
Reviewed on: 05/24/2004
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