Teaser Tuesday: Stories in the End

Like spring break finally arriving, the Wheel of Time has turned ’round to Teaser Tuesday.

Spring break is here! I’m sleeping in by 10 minutes!!

This week I’ve actually got nothing new I’m reading because I finished my physical TBR last week.

So, in a not-so-shameless plug, here’s a teaser from my own book, Stories in the End (available now).

The Goodreads Blurb:

Fewer than 550,000 American veterans of World War II remain. Every day, voices fall silent as time, age, and disease steal away the Greatest Generation. In their passing, we lost not just friends and family – we lose 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 shattered dreams, living uniquely normal lives interrupted by extraordinary events.

One such voice belonged to Thomas Judson Poole, Jr. 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

This is the story of a lifetime.

The Truly Random Number Generator sends us to page 54:

I remember our captain asking us to pray for the men we were about to attack. I haven't stopped. . .

Review: Eager by Ben Goldfarb

I added this book to my TBR after hearing about it on NPR last year. Finally, my local library got a copy and I read this book in three days. I’ve always loved beavers but could never express why I liked them or found them important. This book has given me resources and vocabulary to do so. The book is perhaps more enjoyable than it sounds, in that it straddles the line between academic and personable quite well.

What are you reading today?

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