Linger

Linger

by M. E. Kerr

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Overview

Linger by M. E. Kerr

In this novel by the award-winning author of Gentlehands and Slap Your Sides, a teenager starts to look at life differently when his older brother is sent to the Persian Gulf
To sixteen-year-old Gary Peel, Linger is home. His father is manager of the Pennsylvania restaurant; his mom takes care of the books; and Gary’s older brother, Bobby, works there as a waiter. That is, until he decides to join the army.
The only one from their hometown to enlist, Bobby becomes an instant hero. At Linger, Gary takes Bobby’s place waiting tables—and finds himself drawn into the correspondence between his brother and Lynn Dunlinger, the beautiful, preppy daughter of the restaurant’s owner. The tone of Bobby’s letters starts to change when he’s suddenly shipped overseas. Gary—the brother left behind—tries to adjust to his new life and prepares for the first Christmas without Bobby.
Set during the Gulf War crisis and featuring a diverse cast of characters, Linger interweaves Gary’s first-person narrative with Bobby’s letters and journal entries from Saudi Arabia in a multifaceted look at bigotry, power, and the valor under fire that can drive ordinary people to commit extraordinary acts.  
This ebook features an illustrated personal history of M. E. Kerr including rare images from the author’s collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781480455504
Publisher: Open Road Media Teen & Tween
Publication date: 12/17/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 213
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

M. E. Kerr was born Marijane Meaker in Auburn, New York. Her interest in writing began with her father, who loved to read, and her mother, who loved to tell stories of neighborhood gossip. Unable to find an agent to represent her work, Meaker became her own agent, and wrote articles and books under a series of pseudonyms: Vin Packer, Ann Aldrich, Laura Winston, M. E. Kerr, and Mary James. As M. E. Kerr, Meaker has produced over twenty novels for young adults and won multiple awards, including the Margaret A. Edwards Award for her lifetime contribution to young adult literature. 

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