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November 5 | Book Recommendations

November 5, 2020

Looking to curl up with a good book this fall? Take a look at these stories of love, loss, and valor. These reads are available to digitally check-out via the San Diego Public Library’s website.

“The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien

“The Things They Carried” is an anthology of short stories set during the Vietnam War. From active-duty soldiers in the jungles of Vietnam to veterans in America experiencing PTSD, O’Brien tells the story of a war from many different perspectives. The book is a New York Times Bestseller and is in talks for a movie adaptation. MORE INFORMATION

“Lovely War” by Julie Berry
Told from the perspective of the goddess of love herself, “Lovely War” features two intertwining stories of love and loss in WWII. This inventive and poignant novel will tug at your heartstrings as it explores the connection between love and war. MORE INFORMATION.

“Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor” by Clinton Romesha
This is a firsthand account of the Battle of Keating as told by Clinton Romesha, who received a Medal of Honor for his actions during that battle. This comprehensive look at the 14-hour battle is a true testament of American bravery. MORE INFORMATION.

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