Review: SHOOTING THE MOON by Frances O’Roark Dowell

Diary of an Eccentric recently reviewed Shooting the Moon by Frances O’Roark Dowell for the Vietnam War Reading Challenge.  Here’s an excerpt from the review:

“Through TJ’s pictures, Jamie learns that war isn’t glamorous or fun.  The wounded and suffering men in TJ’s photos were someone’s son, brother, husband, or father, and they may or may not be coming home.  It wasn’t a game.  Dowell softens the blow by teaching this lesson through Jamie and photos that are far removed from the action, but even though the story lacks the immediacy you’d expect in a story about war, it still packs a punch.”

Read the full review here.

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