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3.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 5 3.45 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frances O’Roark Dowell Narrator: Jessica Almasy Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2016 ISBN: 9781436178600
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Edgar Award-winning author Frances O’Roark Dowell is acclaimed for the rich characterizations in her poignant coming-of-age novels. Drawing on her experience as a colonel’s daughter, Dowell delivers an evocative portrait of a 12-year-old girl whose view of life, war, and her dad- Fort Hood’s base commander-changes as her corpsman brother sends home haunting images from Vietnam. An eloquent narration captures the emotional intensity of the novel’s gripping prose.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This thoughtful and satisfying story is more a novel of family and growth than of war. Readers will find beauty in its resolution, and will leave this eloquent heroine reluctantly. This is Dowell’s most cohesive and engaging novel yet.”

    School Library Journal

  • “This is a sparse, beautifully written story about learning to truly see people, situations, and emotions as they are, not as we want to see them. Through lovingly drawn, complex characters and explicit details about photography, Dowell introduces a war, and the issues surrounding it, that will seem familiar to contemporary readers in spite of the historical setting, and she invites young people to reflect on the many shades of gray that Jamie confronts.”


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanine | 5/12/2011

    " This was a great historical fiction book. I loved the characters and how they evolved and or changed throughout the book. I think this book would be good for boys who are really into war games and think war is fun. They might have a different view after reading this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 4/3/2011

    " I loved this book!!! It is about an Army family during the Vietnam War. It is touching and funny. A very quick, good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 3/31/2011

    " Good for middle school. A different look at Vietnam war thru the eyes of the younger sister who was left behind at home with the Colonel, her father. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 3/31/2011

    " War isn't a good, but ths book is "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 3/28/2011

    " Historical fiction about an army family whose oldest son enlists and is sent to Vietnam. He takes rolls of film and sends them back to his 12 year old sister who learns to develop them. The pictures reveal what war is really like. Well written, but very sad. I'd say 7th grade and up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meg | 3/28/2011

    " Really good... too short for me and it kind of is a cliffhanger. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sophia | 3/11/2011

    " I hated this book SO much! The ONLY reason I kept reading it was because I needed more books on my book list at school! The whole thing was get pictures, play cards, develop pictures, get more pictures, play cards again, develop more pictures, get MORE pictures, play some more cards...... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bek | 2/27/2011

    " when Jamies brother was MIA I was like of course!! I would hate calling my dad sir!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 2/11/2011

    " Shooting the moon would be a interesting read aloud depending on how many students brothers/sisters/fathers are currently in the war. I am not sure if I would read this book aloud depending on how close to home it may hit, but it would be a good choice book for literature circles. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/4/2011

    " Very thoughtful book exploring one girls love respect for her military upbringing, comes in conflict with the realities of war. Her brother, serving in Vietnam, sends her film to develop instead of letters. The film tells a story words never could. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Quilla | 1/26/2011

    " This book was very fast-paced and i read it all in one sitting. I love photography so I found the topic interesting. Just try reading it and lemme know how you feel about it "

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About the Author
Author Frances O’Roark Dowell

Frances O’Roark Dowell?is best known for her award-winning novels, and also hosts the popular “Off-Kilter Quilt” podcast, where she talks about her latest quilt projects with friends and fellow quilters around the globe. Her own little corner of the globe is Durham, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband, two sons, and a dog named Travis.

About the Narrator

Jessica Almasy is an actress, theater teacher, and award-winning audiobook narrator. She has recorded over eighty titles, including the Earphones Award-winning Clementine series and Operation Yes, for which she won a 2010 Audie Award. Outside of the Clementine series, Almasy has also won five AudioFile Earphones Awards.