In the summer of 1984, the war in Vietnam came home to Sam Hughes, whose father died in Vietnam just before she was born. The first children born to American GIs who went to Vietnam were coming of age, and they were starting to ask what happened.
Nancy Culpepper is a series of linked stories that began with Bobbie Ann Mason’s second published story in The New Yorker, "Nancy Culpepper," in 1981. Her novella, Spence + Lila, about Nancy’s family, came out in 1988, followed by several other stories that track Nancy and her family into the new century.
A guide to the girl detective series books read widely in adolescence. Part-memoir, part story of becoming a writer, part literary criticism. An excuse to indulge in memories of childhood reading. Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, Judy Bolton, the Dana Girls, Vicki Barr (airline stewardess), Cherry Ames (nurse), Beverly Gray (reporter).