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from the back cover of book
on July 6, 2001
The Lavettes-Torn by divorce, dissension, and warring passions, the Lavettes face their most painful truths, mirroring a nation divided in the aftermath of Vietnam. The loves that seemed inviolate, the unquestioned loyalties, are struck down in an era of broken promises and lost ideas.
Barbara Lavette -Trapped between her own heroic past, her family's needs, and the shadow of her own encroaching age, Barbara is at the crossroads. Embracing the challenge of a congressional race, going out to face war - and love - in El Salvador, she must become the inspriation of her embattled family, the microcosm that is her ultimate testing ground for courage and strength.