Shooting the Moon
- United States
More informationEdgar 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.
“This book is amazing … [Shooting the Moon] has an excellent chance of engaging every reader that comes across it.”—School Library Journal