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Lizzie's War: A Novel

Lizzie's War: A Novel
 

It's the summer of 1967, and Mike O'Reilly's has just shipped out to Vietnam. Liz O'Reilly is trying to keep it all together for their four kids. While set during the conflict in Vietnam, this novel captures the other side of any war - that of the war at home and the careening em... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780060834487
Barcode 9780060834487
Published 6 July 2006 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback, New title
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Author(s) By Farrington, Tim
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ISBN-13 9780060834487
ISBN-10 006083448X
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperOne
Publication Date 6 July 2006
International Publication Date 2 May 2006
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Farrington, Tim
Series Plus
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 454g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 - Fiction., Military spouses - Fiction., Americans - Vietnam - Fiction., Married women, Detroit (Mich.)
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813
Catalogue Code 54475

Description of this Book

This is a family epic laced with authenticity, wit and unforgettable characters. Julia Roberts' production company Red Om Films has optioned the film rights to the authors first book, The Monk Downstairs . It is included in 'summer reading' round-ups in newspapers and magazines. It's the summer of 1967, and Mike O'Reilly's just shipped out to Vietnam. Liz O'Reilly is trying to keep it all together for their four kids - 6 year old Deb-Deb (who believes she is an otter), 8 year old Angus, Kathie, (who at age 9 helps to integrate the local Blue Bird troop with her best friend Temperance), and 11 year old Danny - the spitting image of Mike. While Mike is off fighting his war, Liz struggles with her own desires and yearnings - to pick up the theatre career she abandoned when Danny was born, to care for the four children she loves fiercely yet also occasionally resents, to leave the backdoor unlocked so she always has an escape route. While set during the conflict in Vietnam, Farrington's newest novel captures the other side of any war - that of the war at home and the careening emotions of the spouses and families left behind.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Featuring scenes from the home front as well as Southeast Asia, Farrington's family epic is compelling, honest, and poignant. -- Pages Magazine

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Author's Bio

Tim Farrington is the author of Lizzie's War, The Monk Downstairs,-a New York Times Notable Book-and The Monk Upstairs, as well as the critically acclaimed novels The California Book of the Dead and Blues for Hannah.

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