This is an Authors Guild/BIP title. Please use Authors Guild/BIP specs. Author's bio: Marc Talbert has written many books for young readers, several of them published in seven foreign countries. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Tesuque, New Mexico. Description: Wounded. That must make my father a hero, thinks Luke Canvin. When his father arrives home from Vietnam, he is silent, tearful, and tired. This is not what Luke pictures a hero to be.
How did his father earn his Purple Heart? Luke becomes convinced his father’s Purple Heart holds the answers to the questions he can not bring himself to ask.
The costs of pride, dignity, honesty, and humility become apparent as Luke and his father struggle to rebuild their relationship and learn, in the process, a new definition of courage.