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Darcy Munson Meijer Reviews Terri McIntyre's (Pakistan 1963-65) Stonghold

Darcy Munson Meijer Reviews Terri McIntyre's (Pakistan 1963-65) Stonghold

Darcy Munson Meijer has lived and taught in France, Vietnam, the U.S. and Gabon.  She currently teaches women at Zayed University in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates — Abu Dhabi. Darcy also edits the quarterly Friends of Gabon newsletter, the Gabon Letter. Here she reviews the young adult novel Stronghold by Terri McIntyre. • Stronghold by Terri McIntyre (Pakistan 1963–65) CreateSpace October 2009 259 pages $12.50 Reviewed by Darcy Munson Meijer (Gabon 1982–84) Stronghold is a valuable addition to the book collection of any young adult — and to mine. Author Terri McIntyre provides a model of talented writing and plot development and gives readers food for thought, plus marvelous local color. The story is set in Indiana and the beautiful high-desert lands of Arizona. Stronghold’s hero is 13-year-old Joe Aberdeen, who must relocate to his father’s house as a result of a family tragedy. As Joe . . .

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