1983 - First Novel
Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 8:43PM
National Book Foundation

The 13th Valley

By John M. Del Vecchio

Original Publisher: Bantam Books

Current Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Fiction Finalists for First Novel That Year:

Fiction Winner for First Novel That Year: Gloria Naylor for The Women of Brewster Place

Fiction Judges That Year: Not Available

The Year in Literature:

More Information: The 13th Valley follows the Vietnam combat experiences of James Chelini, a telephone-systems installer who finds himself an infantryman in territory controlled by the North Vietnamese Army.

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