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Nothing Left To Lose by Allan G. Johnson
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Nothing Left To Lose

by Allan G. Johnson

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"Tragedy seems to beget more tragedy. Nothing Left to Lose is the story of the Carson family, as they cope with the pressures that come with the Vietnam War in 1968, as their son vanishes while fighting in the war. Wounds from World War II emerge, and the family seems to begin to implode upon itself as generations are pitted against one another, Nothing Left to Lose is a riveting read that will prove quite hard to put down, highly recommended.”
added by allan_johnson | editMidwest Book Review (Dec 1, 2011)
 
"Like all good literature, Johnson’s latest novel is seductive because it deals with issues larger than ourselves. Beautifully written, Nothing Left to Lose is courageous, compelling, and provocative. But it isn’t pessimistic. Because of the author’s artistic insight and sensitivity, the Carson family learns, grows, forgives, and – above all – reaches a degree of understanding in the face of immense pain and loss. The book will strike a chord that resonates with readers.”
 
"That is a testament to the skill of Johnson, who has crafted a beautifully written novel filled with believable characters who take believable but brave actions.”
 
This novel should appeal to those who like their families, as Tolstoy wrote in Anna Karenina, unhappy in their own way. Book clubs will find plenty to discuss with all the issues raised.
added by Christa_Josh | editLibrary Journal, Dan Forrest (Oct 15, 2011)
 
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