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by Maria Testa
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763633666, Paperback)"Rapt readers don’t need to know anything about Vietnam to understand love, loss, fear, and waiting. A tour de force." — KIRKUS REVIEWS (starred review)
When the six-year-old narrator of this lyric novel watches her father march off to serve a year in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, a year seems like a very long time. A year is a long time when you’re waiting for letters, waiting for word. A year is almost forever when you’re wondering . . .and forgetting. Maria Testa has written a taut and tender American ballad of one family’s experience in the year 1968 — an ultimately heartening novel that has much to say to a new generation of readers.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:38 -0400)
A young girl describes what she, her brother, and their mother do during the year that her doctor father is serving in the Army in Vietnam.
2 editions of this book were published by Candlewick Press.
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