The Purple Heart by Marc Talbert

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When his wounded father is sent home early from Vietnam, Luke finds it difficult to adjust to the troubled, emotionally shaken man who seems so unlike the fearless hero of his dreams.

About Marc Talbert

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Although raised in the Midwest, Marc Talbert spent summers with ranching relatives in Wyoming. The West has continued to influence him and serves as the setting for several of his novels. He now lives in Tesuque near Santa Fe, NM.
Published March 1, 1992 by Harpercollins Childrens Books. 135 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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``He understood that everything was messed up and that nothing was going to get better anytime soon.'' Luke's father, Patrick, is coming back from Vietnam, but when they meet at the Des Moines airport, Luke's heroic visions crumple: Instead of the laughing, robust figure he remembers, his father-...

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Elementary-school-age Luke is elated when his father returns home after being wounded in Vietnam.

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