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After the Flag Has Been Folded: A Daughter Remembers the Father She Lost to War--and the Mother Who Held Her Family Together
by Karen Spears Zacharias (Goodreads Author)
Karen Spears was nine years old, living with her family in a trailer in rural Tennessee, when her father, David Spears, was killed in the Ia Drang Valley in Vietnam. It was 1966 -- in a nation being torn apart by a war nobody wanted, in an emotionally charged Southern landscape stained with racism and bigotry -- and suddenly the care and well-being of three small children...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 2nd 2006 by Harper Paperbacks
(first published January 2005)
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I don't understand the title of this book. Very little was about the author's father; it was a memoir about her life after he died. And, believe me, her mama was no hero. Yes, as a widow, Mama had to work to support her children. But, when she wasn't at work or at school (getting first a GED, then LPN, then RN), she was partying and bringing home different men to their tiny trailer. No matter when Mama was, however, her kids were left unattended. Despite large families on both sides, the author...more
Weatherford Award for Best in Appalachian Fiction, 2013, for MOTHER OF RAIN.More about Karen Spears Zacharias...