Almost Forever

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By Maria Testa
Publisher Candlewick
Almost Forever
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A. . . . lyrical, and ultimately heartening novel about one familys experience during the Vietnam War that has much to say to a new generation of readers.Doctors dont fight; doctors heal. But when the young narrator of Maria Testas 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 youre waiting for letters, waiting for word. A year seems endless when you dont know where your father is anymore. A year is almost forever when youre wondering . . . and forgetting. Through the eyes of an observant child, Maria Testa, author of the critically acclaimed BECOMING JOE DIMAGGIO, has written a taut and tender American ballad of one familys experience in the year 1968 a year that would be a turning point in both U.S. involvement in South Vietnam and American public opinion.

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3200 words3,200 words
80 pages80 pages
Lexile NPLexile NP
Grade 4 to 7Grade 4 to 7
Age 9-12Age 9-12
Published 2003Published 2003
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