Amy St. Claire is a bored
housewife. She thinks
returning to grad school will
enliven her existence. She
meets Matthew Boyer, just
back from Viet Nam, and their
friendship takes them on a
identity search that transforms
The year is 1969, the time of
hippies, protests, lifestyle
experimentation, free love, and
If you were there, you will see
yourself in these pages. If you
came later, this book will make
you feel the seething nature of
those amazing times.
WHERE WERE YOU IN 1969?
Their life-changing trip begins
with their passionate affair at
Ohio State University and
eventually takes them from
Columbus across a turbulent
nation to San Francisco.
Through love and friendship,
She becomes what we now call
a liberated woman. He
discovers his loyalty to his
roots. He also seeks and finds
(in part) redemption for his
battlefield experiences in Viet
If you were there, relive the
journey. If you weren't,
discover how we became what
we are today.
|"A startling love story."
"Ohio State in the
summer of change."
I just read the other reviews, and what they all miss is that this novel is a love story, first and foremost.
Certainly Miller writes about sex, hippies, and Viet Nam, but what is best about the book is how carefully
perception about the psychology of love. It reminds me of Tolstoy's delineation of the affair between
Anna and Count Vronsky. Sure, this author is no Tolstoy, but his insight into the subtleties of love's many
changes is as right on as it gets. Cynthia Parke, UCLA
This is the best Viet Nam novel I've read, and I've read a few. Rob Martin, Princeton, NJ
I put this novel right up there with "Love Story" and "The Paper Chase." Elenore Graham, Austin, TX
Two people link up to escape, sex turns to love, love turns to freedom. This book not only tells it like it
was, it tells us what it meant. Ted Haskins, Flagstaff, AZ
A fine book. It took me back. I especially like the Woodstock chapter. Max Morgan, Iowa City