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Sunward I've Climbed

Morgan, Annie Laurie

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ISBN 10: 1881320170 / ISBN 13: 9781881320173
Published by River City Pub, 1994
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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SIGNED and dated (June 6, 1994) by Annie Laurie Morgan on the half title page. Laid in are a few newspaper clippings about the author and the signing event of this title. The volume is corner bumped, slightly canted and a few pages are a bit over opened. The unpriced dust jacket, sleeved in mylar, has light edge wear. Bookseller Inventory # 15110331

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Title: Sunward I've Climbed

Publisher: River City Pub

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed

Edition: First Edition.

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Severely wounded by a German shell that hits her family farm during the Normandy invasion, Yvette, a young French girl, is saved by U.S. medics and is helped to get the therapy she needs by a group of doctors and flyers who adopt her as a mascot. Based on a true incident.

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During WW II, French teenager Yvette Hamel lost both legs and nearly her right arm after she was hit by a German bomb intended for an American artillery unit that was occupying her parents' Normandy farm. This first novel is based so closely on the true story of Yvette that its heroine is named Yvette Hamel. It offers a moving and inspirational account of the accident and of the young woman's remarkable recovery, which was hastened by the American pilots, doctors and medics who befriended her. Circumventing military regulations that prohibited involvement with civilians, members of the 371st Fighter Group ``adopted'' Yvette after the bombing, constructing a special tent for her and, later, escorting her to hospitals as fighting raged on. After the war, in a Paris rehabilitation center, Yvette learned to walk again, with prosthetics, and regained the use of her arm. Morgan, who has thoroughly researched Yvette's story, charts the often grim wartime fates of her heroine's 11 siblings and details how Yvette's budding romance with an American doctor was cut short by his tragic death. An epilogue explains that, in the early '80s, Yvette was reunited with ``the people she loved'' at a veterans' reunion in Louisiana. This straightforward, simply told tale of her ordeal and courage will appeal to both an adult and a young-adult readership. Photos.

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