TOO BIG A STORM by Marsha Qualey

TOO BIG A STORM

Age Range: 14 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

Convincing characterizations highlight this exploration of the turbulent politics of 1969 and how they affect the lives of an 18-year-old girl, Brady, and her family and friends. Brady’s father died when she was a child, and her mother, an ex-nun turned psychiatric nurse, holds the family together on little money. Their first crisis is a visit from an FBI agent, who tells them that Brady’s brother Will has become an army deserter in Vietnam. Next, Brady’s new friend Sally tries to draw Brady into the hippie culture, then gets involved with violent radicals and disappears after a bombing. Brady finds love and solace with Mark, a Vietnam vet, while Sally goes underground. It’s a penetrating exploration of love and loss among people who can’t escape the tumult of their times. (Fiction. YA)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-8037-2839-5
Page count: 256pp
Publisher: Dial
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 2004




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