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Jun 27, 2006 | 256 Pages

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Dec 18, 2007 | 256 Pages

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    Jun 27, 2006 | 256 Pages

  • Ebook $9.99

    Dec 18, 2007 | 256 Pages

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"A distinctively styled novel that is especially notable for its unusual perspective on women in combat…. [An] intense debut novel."—Booklist

“In her novel Lily’s Ghost, Cheryl Drake Harris beautifully demonstrates the ongoing power of Vietnam as a metaphor for complex aspects of the human condition.  This universal story of love and loss and the longing for connection is played out brilliantly against the Vietnam War and its aftermath—and, moreover, through a woman’s eyes, which gives the work an even wider resonance.  This is impressive work indeed by a fine new writer.”—Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

“One of the most intense renderings of a woman in Vietnam and in post-Vietnam America that I have ever read….Few novels present Vietnam so thoroughly and completely with its aftershocks. A story of great courage and tremendous power.”—Robert Stone, National Book Award-winning author of Dog Soldiers

“The story of a woman who, as a doctor, served in Vietnam and was permanently changed by her experience. 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 Harris makes a compelling, memorable debut.”—Frederick Busch, author of Girls and The Night Inspector

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