Megan Danahy loves Dennis Kipphut.
Her father wants to be rid of him

Meghan never does anything halfway, whether it’s demonstrating against the Vietnam War or falling in love with Dennis Kipphut. But the anti-war protests become personal when Dennis draws a low number in the draft lottery. He is sure to be drafted and sent to Vietnam.

Meghan knows that her father’s connections can keep Dennis safely at home. But Coyle Danahy wants his only child to marry the son of a professional man, not the son of a night watchman. Seeing Dennis drafted seems like a perfect solution to end the relationship. Confident that the situation will play out as he hopes, has Coyle underestimated how far Meghan will go to save the man she loves?

War on Giffort Street is a novella about love: love between parents and their only surviving child; love between a young man and a young woman; and love of country. Although the Danahys are a fictional family, there were thousands of families like them during the turbulent Vietnam era. No matter whose side you are on, what happened to the Danahys will move you.

Silhouettes of a young man and young woman with outstretched arms reaching for each other during Vietnam War, unable to touch.

What Readers Are Saying

Entertaining and worth the read.”
Military and Veteran’s Fiction Review Blog
“Schwartz has created a great read that details how wars affect people over the long-term, while covering the honorable thought process that patriotic Americans experience while defending their country (however they choose to defend it). This is one of the best historical treatments of the Vietnam War era I have read to date.”
The Kindle Book Review
“This was a fantastic read.”
Brian Robertson
“This is an excellent book. I would highly recommend this to be a good read since I didn’t want to put it down.”
Kathy Sigafoos
“This story takes an interesting perspective, that of a young man who is dodging the draft…It grabs the reader’s attention and lures their intellect very early on. Their strong-minded drive for what they believe in is appealing, as is the love story that grows amidst the drama and chaos.”
InD'Tale Magazine April, 2014
“”War on Giffort Street” is an incredibly riveting portrayal of the devastating effects the Vietnam war had on the young men of draft age and those closest to them.”
Nancy F.