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Fiction of the Vietnam War: The Aftermath: 1980s
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"After the war, with such Cheshire Cats grinning to our trees, will the ancient tales still tell us new truths? Will the myriad world surrender new metaphor? After our war, how will love speak?" --John Balaban from "After Our War."

Aellen, Richard, CRUX: A NOVEL. D. I. Fine, 1989.

Amos, James. THE MEMORIAL: A NOVEL OF THE VIETNAM WAR. Crown, 1989.

Anderson, Kent. SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL. Doubleday, 1987.

Anderson, Robert A. SERVICE FOR THE DEAD. Arbor House, 1986.

Argo, Ronald. YEAR OF THE MONKEY. Simon and Schuster, 1989.

Balaban, John. COMING DOWN AGAIN. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985.

Barrus, Tim. ANYWHERE, ANYWHERE. Knights, 1987.

Bell, Madison Smartt. SOLDIER'S JOY. Ticknor & Fields, 1989.

Berent, Mark. ROLLING THUNDER. Putnam, 1989.

Bodey, Donald. F. N. G. Viking, 1985.

Bunch, Chris. A RECKONING FOR KINGS: A NOVEL OF THE TET OFFENSIVE. Atheneum, 1987.

Butler, Robert Olen. THE ALLEYS OF EDEN. Horizon, 1981.

Butler, Robert Olen. THE DEUCE: A NOVEL. Simon and Schuster, 1989.

Butler, Robert Olen. ON DISTANT GROUND: A NOVEL. Knopf, 1985.

Butler, Robert Olen. WABASH: A NOVEL. Knopf, 1987.

Caputo, Philip. DELCORSO'S GALLERY. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1983.

Caputo, Philip. INDIAN COUNTRY. Bantam, 1987.

Coleman, Charles. SERGEANT BACK AGAIN. Harper & Row, 1980.

Coonts, Stephen. FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER. G.K. Hall, 1986.

DeMille, Nelson. WORD OF HONOR. Warner, 1985.

Dodge, Ed. DAU: A NOVEL OF VIETNAM. Macmillan, 1984.

Fuller, Jack. FRAGMENTS. Morrow, 1984.

Glasser, Ronald J. ANOTHER WAR, ANOTHER PEACE: A NOVEL. Summit, 1985.

Glick, Allen. WINTERS COMING. WINTERS GONE: THERE WERE OTHER TRAGEDIES, BESIDES DYING IN VIETNAM: AN AMERICAN STRUGGLE. Pinnacle, 1984.

Griffin, W. E. B. THE AVIATORS. Putnam, 1988.

Groen, Jay. HUEY. Ballantine, 1984.

Groom, Winston. FORREST GUMP. Doubleday, 1986.

Groom, Winston. GONE THE SUN. Doubleday, 1988.

Hannah, Barry. RAY. Knopf, 1980.

Hardesty, Steven. GHOST SOLDIERS. Walker, 1986.

Hastings, Michael. THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER. Macmillan, 1986.

Heinemann, Larry. PACO'S STORY. Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1986.

Holland, William E. LET A SOLDIER DIE. Delacorte, 1984.

Jacob, John. LONG RIDE BACK: A NOVEL. Thunder's Mouth, 1988.

Just, Ward S. THE AMERICAN BLUES. Viking, 1984.

Kaiko, Takeshi. INTO A BLACK SUN. Kodansha International, 1980.

Kalb, Bernard. THE LAST AMBASSADOR: A NOVEL. Little, Brown, 1981.

La Fountaine, George. THE LONG WALK: A NOVEL. Putnam, 1986.

Leib, Franklin Allen. THE FIRE DREAM: A NOVEL. Presidio, 1989.

Mahoney, Tim. WE'RE NOT HERE. Dell, 1988.

Martin, Ron. TO BE FREE!: A NOVEL. Vanguard, 1986.

Mason, Bobbie Ann. IN COUNTRY: A NOVEL. Harper & Row, 1985.

McAllister, Bruce. DREAM BABY. T. Doherty Associates, 1989.

McDonald, Walter. A BAND OF BROTHERS: STORIES FROM VIETNAM. Texas Tech University Press, 1989.

McQuinn, Donald E. TARGETS. Macmillan, 1980.

Merkin, Robert. ZOMBIE JAMBOREE: A NOVEL. Morrow, 1986.

Miller, Kenn. TIGER, THE LURP DOG: A NOVEL. Little, Brown, 1983.

Nelson, Charles. THE BOY WHO PICKED THE BULLETS UP. Morrow, 1981.

Nhat Hanh, Thich. THE MOON BAMBOO. Parallax, 1989.

Phillips, Jayne Anne. MACHINE DREAMS. Dutton, 1984.

Proffitt, Nicholas. THE EMBASSY HOUSE. Bantam, 1986.

Proffitt, Nicholas. GARDENS OF STONE. Carroll & Graf, 1983.

Riggan, Rob. FREE FIRE ZONE. Norton, 1984.

Rollins, Kelly. FIGHTER PILOTS: A NOVEL. Little, Brown, 1981.

Scarboroguh, Elizabeth Ann. THE HEALER'S WAR. Doubleday, 1988.

Schaeffer, Susan Fromberg. BUFFALO AFTERNOON. Knopf, 1989.

Scott, Leonard B. CHARLIE MIKE. Ballantine, 1985.

Scott, Leonard B. THE HILL. Ballantine, 1989.

Scott, Leonard B. THE LAST RUN. Ballantine, 1987.

Stone, Robert. A FLAG FOR SUNRISE: A NOVEL. Knopf, 1981.

Tate, Donald. BRAVO BURNING. Scribner, 1986.

Taylor, Laura. HONORBOUND. F. Watts, 1988.

Wright, Stephen. M31, A FAMILY ROMANCE. Harmony, 1988.

Wright, Stephen. MEDITATIONS IN GREEN. Scribner, 1983.

Selected and compiled by Moonyean Carlton, General Library Adult Services, Boston Public Library, 1993.