By Keith Walker
Documents the stories of a warfare within the phrases of these girls brave adequate to stroll into hell. --San Francisco Chronicle
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She walks in attractiveness
George Gordon, Lord Byron
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Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
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Meet in her point and her eyes:
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Which waves in each raven tress,
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the place suggestions serenely candy show
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yet inform of days in goodness spent,
A brain at peace with all under,
A center whose love is innocent!
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A Piece of My Heart: The Stories of 26 American Women Who Served in Vietnam by Keith Walker