Articles Related to Vietnam War novel

Her Own Vietnam by Lynn Kanter

November 3, 2014

Lynn Kanter, the author of Her Own Vietnam (Shade Mountain Press, 211 pp, $18.95, paper), works as a writer for the Center for Community Change, a social justice organization, and has written two previous novels.…

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The Thin Wall by R. Cyril West

October 17, 2014

R. Cyril West was in elementary school during the Vietnam War. His novel,  The Thin Wall (Molon Labe Books, 336 pp., $12.95, paper; $2.99, Kindle), takes place at the height of the war in 1968. It…

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Hearts, Minds, and Coffee by Kent Hinckley

October 16, 2014

Kent Hinckley served in Army Intelligence in Vietnam. His novel, Hearts, Minds, and Coffee: A Vietnam Peace Odyssey (Reyall, 282 pp., $14.95, paper), begins in January of 1970. The author informs us that “the time period…

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Red Stick One by Kenneth Kirkeby

October 13, 2014

Kenneth Kirkeby served in the Marine Corps as an intelligence specialist in the Vietnam War. He draws from that experience in Red Stick (K. Kirkeby, 272 pp., $15.95, paper), a fine thriller/adventure novel. The book opens in April of 1970…

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The Private War of Corporal Henson by E. Michael Helms

August 18, 2014

No information is given about the author in E. Michael Helms' The Private War of Corporal Henson (Stairway Press, 267 pp., $17.95, paper), except that he wrote the war memoir,  The Proud Bastards .  The…

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Dirty Copper by Jim Northrup

July 28, 2014

The poet, novelist, storyteller, and columnist Jim Northrup's latest book is a short, fast-reading novel,  Dirty Copper (Fulcrum Publishing, 203 pp., $15.95). In it,  Northrup spins out the story of Luke Warmwater---the hero of his award-winning short story collection,…

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Silence is Broken by Susan S. Rosvall

July 23, 2014

Susan S. Rosvall's Silence is Broken  (Dog Ear Publishing, 284 pp., $16.95, paper) is a work of fiction, but is based on Rosvall’s brother’s life story. Rosvall’s brother was deployed to Vietnam in 1966 as…

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At the Altar of War by Alan Cutter

July 10, 2014

Alan Cutter grew up in a pastor’s family. He served on active duty in the U.S. Navy for five years. In late 1972, he was commissioned an Ensign and went to Vietnam where he worked in…

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The Shadow of Arms by Hwang Sok-Yong

June 13, 2014

I’ve read other novels dealing with the Republic of Korean troops and the Vietnam War. All were combat novels. Hwang Sok-Yong's The Shadow of Arms (Seven Stories, 576 pp., $14.95, paper), on the other hand,…

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Once Upon A Mulberry Field by C.L. Hoang

May 30, 2014

Nothing in the title of Once Upon A Mulberry Field by C.L. Hoang (Willow Stream, 392 pp., $15.95, paper) signals that this is a book dealing with the Vietnam War. Scrutiny of the cover reveals a…

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