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Our Wild and Precious Lives by [Russo, A.G.]
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Length: 391 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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"Our Wild and Precious Lives deals with the big questions of Life, Death, Love and Loss set against the backdrop of World War II and the Korean Conflict...it also deals with the social upheaval in families and societies caused by war, on both sides..."
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In 1960 Cold War Germany, Tom and Melly McCarron, teenage Army brats, contend with adolescence on a small American base near Bavaria, where their father, a decorated war veteran, begins a three-year tour of duty. As tensions in Berlin rise between the Allies and the Soviets, and threaten to bring about World War III, the base teenagers forge bonds of loyalty and love stronger than any of the adults understand.

Leaving New York on a night flight to Germany, the quiet, thoughtful Tom, and feisty, emotional Melly, are apprehensive about life in a foreign land. While they will attend the American high school in Würzburg, brother and sister realize they are the only stability each has had in their young lives. They also leave behind the sole adult they came to trust, their Aunt Deeny, a librarian who introduced them long ago to a way to cope with life's ups and downs—reading and books.

Confronting the overwhelming challenges of making new friends, adjusting to a foreign environment, and enrolling in yet another school, they also must endure their abusive father and moody war bride mother. But they are not fully aware of how their father's wartime experiences and sacrifices have left him scarred. Relying on their inner strength and resilience, they navigate the boundaries of military dependents—American teenagers with the same needs, yearnings and heartbreak as any of their generation.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1110 KB
  • Print Length: 391 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Red Skye Press (20 August 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MW552LS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars 23 reviews
E. Mercuri
5.0 out of 5 starsA Great Read
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Diana M. Hockley
5.0 out of 5 starsRusso has surely been an Army "brat" in the 1960s because the setting of his characters and the circumstances of the three years
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