I've not heard of Susie Finkbeiner before reading all manner of things. This book is one to read slowly, savoring the word choices. Beautifully written story that came alive in my mind. Set in the Vietnam War era, it follows the Jacobson family through the eyes of teenage Annie. Her older brother enlists in the Army and sends occasional mail. Her estranged father has come home for a visit after twelve years away. It's a summer like none Annie has faced before. It seems everything is making the tension at home harder. Race riots in neighboring Detroit lace the town with fear. This coming of age story addresses the fears and failures of family life during conflict.
I really enjoyed this story. It tugged at me and gave me a lot to think about. I will be seeking out more from this author. A good, clean read that has a lot of depth to it. Highly recommend.
This book provided for review by Revell.