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"Few novels present Vietnam so thoroughly and completely with its aftershocks. A story of great courage and tremendous power."
- Robert Stone author of Dog Soldiers


"Skillfully weaving into her novel a story of romantic love and a suspenseful account of a mother’s effort to remain united with her child, Cheryl Drake makes a compelling memorable debut."
- Frederick Busch

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The City of Gardiner, Maine. was founded in 1803 at the confluence of the Cobbossee Contee with the Kennebec. In 1900 it was an industrial center. In 2000 it's historic district and beautiful waterways are magnets for tourism. Gardiner is also home to a community that nurtures artists.


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