Sneak Peak: Synopsis

Today I wrote the synopsis for my WIP, and I’d like your opinion.

Here’s what I came up with for the back of my book. Let me know what you think, especially if it makes you want to read the book (which is the purpose of the synopsis, anyway).


As of 2017, fewer than 550,000 American veterans of World War II remain. Every day, hundreds of their voices fall silent as time, age, and disease steal away the Greatest Generation. In their passing, we lose not just our friends and family – we lose their stories, too.

Stories about the war, yes, but also of a world few are familiar with today: a time when war seemed impossible rather than commonplace; when the world was somehow smaller and less connected; when men and women worked to pick up the pieces of a shattered a dream, living uniquely normal lives punctuated by extraordinary events.

One such voice belonged to Thomas Judson Poole of New Bern, North Carolina, affectionately known to many as “Mr. Tom.” Using stories told around his kitchen table and documents discovered after his death, Stories in the End offers a glimpse into his 98 years of life, including

  • a family connection to Orville and Wilbur Wright
  • a boyhood full of small-town hijinks
  • a brief encounter with John Dillinger
  • a twenty-year stint in the Navy
  • a plan to catch turtles for Campbell’s Soup
  • and more!

Read, and remember: stories don’t have to die.

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