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War Stories

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War Stories

By Elisabeth Doyle

Two Harbors Press, Paperback, 9781937928407, 120pp.

Publication Date: September 21, 2012

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Description
This is the premise of War Stories, a rich collection of short fiction that draws upon both the literal and figurative meaning of its title. Through a diverse array of characters, settings, and circumstances, War Stories delivers a series of powerful tales from the home front of war: the stories of parents, siblings, and spouses of those who have fought, as well as those who have returned from battle.

Set against the backdrop of recent wars, War Stories' compelling nine narratives tell of a wounded veteran who seeks renewal through an imagined relationship with a neighborhood girl, a grieving father who finds peace and reconciliation at the site of a disastrous bus crash, and a young woman who searches for identity and meaning in the wake of her husband's injury. Interspersed with these tales are powerful, non-traditional "war stories" - of youth, unexpected loss, and heartbreaking love. War Stories' thoughtful and beautifully crafted tales...

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