The Sun's Companion by Kathleen Jones
Approx. 166,300 words.
Published on January 15, 2013.
It's 1935. Tamar has no family - so she's been told - and she relies on the friends she makes as she's dragged from lodging house to lodging house by her mother - the reckless, beautiful Sadie. Then she
meets Anna, exiled from her own family by European politics, and they forge a friendship that will last through bereavement, failed love affairs, internment, betrayal, and the dislocations of war.