Linger by M. E. Kerr

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For over 30 years, Ned Dunlinger has seduced the hearts, minds, and stomachs of Berryville, Pennsylvania, at Linger, his big white restaurant on the top of the hill. But now Pvt. Robert Peel is back from the Gulf, and it's the Fourth of July--time for real fireworks to begin.
 

About M. E. Kerr

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M. E. Kerr is a winner of the American Library Association's Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement and the ALAN award from the National Council of Teachers of English. Ms. Kerr lives in East Hampton on New York's Long Island.
 
Published July 1, 1993 by Harpercollins Childrens Books. 213 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, War, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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but the full depths of his bigotry and cynicism are revealed in the revulsion with which he greets Bobby's disfigured Army buddy, Sanchez, wounded--like Bobby--by ``friendly fire.'' Yet in the end, forgetting how odiously hypocritical Dunlinger proved to be, people flock back to Linger in respons...

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Center stage are two waiters who work at the fashionable Pennsylvania restaurant known as Linger: Bobby, who quits his job to join the Army but never expects to be sent overseas;

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