This is from Audrey:
"The book arrived yesterday and I read it last night.
What a charming story--full of magical realism.
Also quite philosophical. Fred's illustrations are
perfect for the time and characters. They bring me
back to that era. I would have been 9 at that time
and remember a lot of what he talked about--like
blackout shades. Allen makes it clear he is very
anti-war and it was brave of him to have Andrew
escape the draft. I would have done that for Scott
during the VietNam war. I think Shirley would
like to read this."