This classic tops the list of “Best Coming of Age” fiction. Read the book first and then watch the movie – starring Hume Cronyn. Spellbinding!
— Margaret, Pittsburgh
Gene was a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas was a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete. What happened between them at school one summer during the early years of World War II is the subject of "A Separate Peace." A great bestseller for over thirty years--one of the most starkly moving parables ever written of the dark forces that brood over the tortured world of adolescence.