Lost in the War

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Dial Books for Young Readers, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 137 pages
Her mom survived Vietnam -- but can she find peace at home?Lightning pierces the nighttime sky. Then a scream....Twelve-year-old Lisa Grey jumps out of bed and runs to her mother's room. It's hard enough to deal with school--her first dance, her first crush, and studying the war that took away her father -- without worrying about her mother's nightmares. The war has been over for years, but experiences as a nurse in Vietnam still haunt Lisa's mother. Can Lisa help her mother find the peace that will let their family heal? Lost in the War is a poignant story about love and loss, courage and resilience, that will touch the reader long after its soaring, unforgettable finale.

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A vivid and disturbing look at the effects of the Vietnam conflict on both its survivors and those who love them. Lisa Grey's father was killed in Vietnam, and her mother, Mary Ann, served as a nurse ... Read full review


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About the author (1998)

The author of several works of historical fiction, Nancy Antle has also written two children's books: Staying Cool, praised by Publishers Weekly as "a book that works well on many levels," and Sam's Wild West Show, an IRA-CBC Children's Choice.

Nancy Antle lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

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