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Subject: Bette Greene's novel "Summer of My German Soldier", about a young American girl meets a German prisoner of war, took 5 years to complete; after 2 more years spent searching for a publisher, and 18 rejections, finally published by Dial Press in 1973.
By 1978, "Summer of My German Soldier", was made into a telefilm, starring Kristy McNichol and Bruce Davison.