By: Janet Taylor Lisle
The Art of Keeping Cool by Janet Taylor Lisle // Fear permeates the Rhode Island coastal town where Robert, his mother, and sister are living out the war with his paternal grandparents: Fear of Nazi submarines offshore. Fear of Abel Hoffman, a German artist living reclusively outside of town. And for Robert, a more personal fear, of his hot tempered, controlling grandfather. Can Robert find his own way to deal with the shocking truth about his family’s past?