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A Girl’s Guide to Missiles by Karen Piper

A Girl’s Guide to Missiles:  Growing Up in America’s Secret Desert by Karen Piper

Piper (The Price of Thirst) chronicles her coming-of-age in this affecting memoir about growing up in the 1970s on a naval missile testing base in California’s Mojave Desert. . .Throughout Piper’s charming narrative looms the threat of nuclear war, Watergate, and concerns about UFOs. . . A fascinating look at growing up in Cold War America, as told by a sharp and affable narrator. -PW

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