When angels rest / Donald Harington.

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  • Additional Information
    • ISBN:
      1887178074 (acid-free paper)
    • Accession Number:
      98034795
    • Accession Number:
      fay.109182
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HARINGTON, D. When angels rest. [s. l.]: Counterpoint, 1998. ISBN 1887178074. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.109182. Acesso em: 5 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Harington D. When Angels Rest. Counterpoint; 1998. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.109182. Accessed December 5, 2019.
    • APA:
      Harington, D. (1998). When angels rest. Counterpoint. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.109182
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Harington, Donald. 1998. When Angels Rest. Counterpoint. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.109182.
    • Harvard:
      Harington, D. (1998) When angels rest. Counterpoint. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.109182 (Accessed: 5 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Harington, D 1998, When angels rest, Counterpoint, viewed 5 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Harington, Donald. When Angels Rest. Counterpoint, 1998. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.109182.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Harington, Donald. When Angels Rest. Counterpoint, 1998. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.109182.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Harington D. When angels rest [Internet]. Counterpoint; 1998 [cited 2019 Dec 5]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.109182

Reviews

Booklist Monthly Selections - #2 September 1998

War games on the home front, the play and the anguish, are at the center of this wry, humane novel set in Stay More, a dying town in the Ozark Mountains in the 1940s. The narrator, 12-year-old Donny, is an outsider in all the games: he's in the "Japs and Nazis" group; on the popular side are the bullies, the insiders, the Allies. Then history comes to town. Stay More is "occupied" by soldiers on maneuvers, practicing for the invasion of Japan. In a sense, the army invasion is the end of innocence, but this novel takes you far beyond such easy reversals. For all the farce of the kids' games, the naivete in the one-room schoolhouse, the kindness in the town and among some of the soldiers, there is always cruelty, and in the heartrending climax, a young girl's rape and murder shatter the town like a bomb. Those who want their history without nostalgia will read every hardscrabble sentence. ((Reviewed September 15, 1998)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

PW Reviews 1998 August #2

Fans of Harington's (Butterfly Weed) fictional town of Stay More, Ark., will appreciate the latest escapades set in this quirky, backwater locale during WWII, where games of Allies and Axis warfare have replaced cowboys and Indians. In a place that distinguishes between only two social classes, "the poor, and the dirt poor," the town's young people fill their free time with battles, plots and counterplots as they watch Stay More's young men leave town for the real things. Twelve-year-old Dawny, inveterate observer and voyeur, writes up local events in his own weekly newspaper, the Stay Morning Star, while making frequent asides to his audience, "Gentle Reader," and offering amusing observations about the legendary antics of the Dinsmores, Dingletoons, Ingledews and Coes. The author's wit comes to the fore when an army detail lands in Stay More for Pacific theater training and the real war games escalate. Seen through Dawny, this is a poignant coming-of-age tale, not only for him and the town's young people but also for a nation whose innocence is sorely tested by the loss of a president and the harrowing events overseas that bring death close to home. Harington maintains the breezy originality that makes his 10th book a welcome addition to this talented writer's work. (Sept.) Copyright 1998 Publishers Weekly Reviews