Our Wild and Precious Lives - a young adult novel by A.G. Russo

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From World War II to Korea to Cold War Germany, one family’s legacy of war and untreated PTSD.

In 1960 Cold War Germany, Tom and Melly McCarron, teenage Army brats, contend with adolescence on a small American base near Bavaria, where their father, a decorated war veteran, begins a three-year tour of duty. As tensions rise in Berlin with the Soviets, and the threat of nuclear war, the base teenagers forge strong bonds, creating life-long friendships, and experiencing first love.

Confronting the overwhelming challenges of making new friends, adjusting to a foreign environment, and enrolling in yet another school, they also must endure their abusive father and moody Italian war bride mother. But they are not fully aware of how their father's wartime experiences and sacrifices have left him scarred. Relying on their inner strength and resilience, they navigate the boundaries of military dependents—teenagers with the same needs, yearnings and heartbreak as any of their generation.

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