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A family epic laced with authenticity, wit and unforgettable characters. Liz O'Reilly has a husband in Vietnam, 4 kids under the age of 12 (and one on the way), and a burgeoning crush on the family priest. An unconventional love story.

It's Summer 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 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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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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mtimmerman, September 12, 2006 (view all comments by mtimmerman)
I was in my early twenties during the Viet Nam War, and find that this book rings true about the conflict many of us experienced regarding the war and the military during that time. Farrington does an equally strong job of writing in an authentic voice for each of his characters, even though they differ by sex, age, and occupation. I thank him for helping me reflect on those years again.
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A Novel
Farrington, Tim
by Tim Farrington
General Fiction
United states
Domestic fiction
Literature-A to Z
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