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‘Next to Love’ hits close to home for Milton woman

Much historical fiction and nonfiction has been devoted to the triumph and tragedy of the men who fought in World War II. But what about the impact on the women and children these men left behind?

One reader, Susan Goodman of Milton, a speech pathologist and mother of three grown children, suggests Ellen Feldman’s historically rich fictional work “Next to Love” as a place to look for an answer.

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