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Come from Away

A Novel

by (author) Genevieve Graham

Simon & Schuster
Initial publish date
Dec 2022
World War II, Historical, 20th Century
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    Publish Date
    Apr 2018
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    $9.50 USD
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    Publish Date
    Apr 2018
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    Publish Date
    Dec 2022
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Inspired by a little-known World War II legend, a young woman and a stranger “from away” are caught on opposite sides of war in this enthralling novel about love and second chances from USA TODAY and #1 bestselling author Genevieve Graham.

In the fall of 1939, Grace Baker’s three brothers, sharp and proud in their uniforms, board Canadian ships headed for a faraway war. Grace stays behind, tending to the homefront and the general store that helps keep her small Nova Scotian community running. The war, everyone says, will be over before it starts.

Three years later, the fighting rages on and the harsh realities of war come closer to home when rumours swirl about “wolf packs” of German U-Boats lurking in the deep waters along the shores of East Jeddore, a stone’s throw from Grace’s window.

Then, one day, a handsome stranger ventures into the store. He claims to be a trapper come from away, and, as Grace gets to know him, she becomes enamoured by his gentle smile and thoughtful ways. But after several weeks, she discovers that Rudi, her mysterious visitor, is not the lonely outsider he appears to be. He is someone else entirely—someone not to be trusted.

When a shocking truth about her family forces Grace to question everything she has so strongly believed, she realizes that she and Rudi have more in common than she had thought. And if Grace is to have a chance at love, she must not only choose a side, but take a stand.

Set against the tumultuous years of World War II, Come from Away is a mesmerizing story about strangers, enemies, and friends—and the power of love to transcend the barriers that keep us apart.

About the author

Genevieve Graham graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in music in 1986 and began writing in 2007. She is passionate about breathing life back into history through tales of love and adventure and loves the challenge of re-living Canadian history in particular. Her previous novel, Tides of Honour, was a Globe and Mail bestseller. When Graham is not writing, she can be found relaxing with her husband and two grown daughters, teaching piano to children in the community, or tending the garden along with a friendly flock of heritage chickens. She lives near Halifax, Nova Scotia. Visit her at

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Editorial Reviews

“Taking inspiration from an old Maritime legend, Come from Away is gripping from its first page to last. Impossible to put down.”
Toronto Star

“The talented Genevieve Graham once again calls upon a fascinating true story in Canadian history . . . A beautiful look at the choices we make in the face of both love and war.”
KRISTIN HARMEL, internationally bestselling author of The Forest of Vanishing Stars

User Reviews

Come From Away

This historical romance is a great read! Although it is a fictional story that encompasses a true event, it has a tried and true message. We have to move on from the past. We need to accept people for who they are and not follow stereotypes/ propaganda. When we are able to see the individual, we are able to offer love, forgiveness and sometimes a second chance. Uplifting!

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