The Art of Keeping Cool
The War At Home
Fear permeates the Rhode Island coastal town where Robert, his mother, and sister are living out the war with his paternal grandparents: Fear of Nazi submarines offshore. Fear of Abel Hoffman, a German artist living reclusively outside of town. And for Robert, a more personal fear, of his hot-tempered, controlling grandfather.
As Robert watches the townspeople's hostility toward Hoffman build, he worries about his sensitive cousin Elliot's friendship with the artist. And he wonders more and more about the family secret everyone seems to be keeping from him -- a secret involving Robert's father, a bomber pilot in Europe. Will Elliot's ability to detach himself from the turmoil around him be enough to sustain him when prejudice and suspicions erupt into violence? And can Robert find his own way to deal with the shocking truth about his family's past?
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Review: The Art of Keeping CoolUser Review - Audrey O - Goodreads
The Art of Keeping Cool was an excellent book that was written beautifully. I very much enjoyed it, and I found both the historical and fictional side to the plot to be fascinating. I really do the ... Read full review
Review: The Art of Keeping CoolUser Review - Makinna D - Goodreads
I was assigned this book for an eight grade project and personally did not like it. It had no resolution and way to many subplots. I gave it a 3 because the book wasn't all terrible. I enjoyed certain ... Read full review