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.”

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Review: SHOOTING THE MOON by Francis O’Roark Dowell

Biblio File recently read and reviewed Shooting the Moon by Francis O’Roark Dowell for the Vietnam War Reading Challenge.  Check out this excerpt:

This is a short, slight book. It’s quiet, but it stays with you. Not a lot happens. It’s summer, Jamie plays cards and develops film. She flashes back to when her brother enlisted up until the day he shipped out. Despite the lack of plot, we see a lot of growth in Jamie, and how she views the her father, her brother, the army, and war.

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