Cementville, by Paulette Livers
Reviewer: Carol Germinario; age 60; retired nurse; Secaucus, New Jersey.
Carol's assessment As the residents of a small southern town brace for the burial of seven soldiers killed in Vietnam, a string of violent murders hits their streets, launching the community into emotional chaos. Some of my family members fought in Vietnam, so I know the heartbreaking side effects that war can inflict on its survivors and their loved ones. I think that Cementville could be any American town in 1969. The novel is a moving representation of the nation's psychological state in that time of turmoil.
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