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by Elaine Orr
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Kindle Edition published 2010-12-25
Bestseller ranking: 2086778
Genre: Children and Young Adult
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Biding Time grew from watching boys at a bus stop try to figure out a new watch. Though I saw them in California, I lived in DC, so that became the setting. It's more a coming-of-age story than a book geared to children, but it can be read by any age.
Biding Time was a finalist in the National Press Club's 1993 fiction contest.
this novella features Frank Myers, who never met the uncle he was named for. His mother's brother Franklin died in Vietnam when he was only 22. At least, everyone thinks he did. He's still MIA. As the young Frank Myers grows up in the schools and on the streets of Washington, D.C., his path crosses that of the uncle he never met in the memory of his uncle's friends, whom he meets at the Veterans Outreach Center. Frank has his own friends, especially Eric, so he doesn't focus too much on his uncle. But it's other Vietnam vets who may save young Frank from the problems youth of the late 1980s find in DC, problems Eric couldn't avoid.
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