Posts Tagged ‘ veterans ’

The True Cost of War For Soldiers and Families

September 5, 2014
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Five years after being gravely wounded in Afghanistan, 25-year-old Jeremy Merkin is still trying to put the pieces of his life back together. The only man he can look to for inspiration — his grandfather, Al, a Vietnam veteran — is so shattered by his own experiences that they cannot even communicate with each other. In William Kowalski’s novel “The Hundred Hearts” Jeremy seeks physical clues to what happened to him in the days preceding…

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Is No One Left Who Knows Compassion Anymore?

September 17, 2012
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Characters in crisis, situations right out of today’s news – Teresa Kennedy‘s short story collection “In The Country of No Compassion” offers literary fiction with a spiritual twist. A young amputee and Iraq war veteran struggles for a definition of heroism in “Times New Roman.” A recovered alcoholic frees himself from the past in “The Thirteenth Step.” Other stories in Kennedy’s collection focus on the controversy surrounding illegal immigration and the US-Mexican border. In “Undocumented”…

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