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The Fallen Snow - John J. Kelley
The Fallen Snow
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"a gripping tale of self-exploration and atonement ... emotionally complex and brimming with grit" -Publishers Weekly~ A ForeWord Reviews 2012 Book of the Year Award Winner ~_____________________In the fall of 1918 infantry sniper Joshua Hunter saves an ambushed patrol in the Bois le Prêtre... show more
"a gripping tale of self-exploration and atonement ... emotionally complex and brimming with grit" -Publishers Weekly~ A ForeWord Reviews 2012 Book of the Year Award Winner ~_____________________In the fall of 1918 infantry sniper Joshua Hunter saves an ambushed patrol in the Bois le Prêtre forest of Lorraine . . . and then vanishes. Pulled from the rubble of an enemy bunker days later, he receives an award for valor and passage home to Hadley, a remote hamlet in Virginia's western highlands. Reeling from war and influenza, Hadley could surely use a hero. Family and friends embrace him; an engagement is announced; a job is offered.Yet all is not what it seems. Joshua experiences panics and can't recall the incident that crippled him. He guards a secret too, one that grips tight like the icy air above his father's quarry. Over the course of a Virginia winter and an echoed season in war-torn France, The Fallen Snow reveals his wide-eyed journey to the front and his ragged path back. Along the way he finds companions - a youth mourning a lost brother, a nurse seeking a new life and Aiden, a bold sergeant escaping a vengeful father. While all of them touch Joshua, it is the strong yet nurturing Aiden who will awaken his heart, leaving him forever changed.Set within a besieged Appalachian forest during a time of tragedy, The Fallen Snow charts an extraordinary coming of age, exploring how damaged souls learn to heal, and dare to grow.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780988414808 (0988414805)
ASIN: 988414805
Publisher: Stone Cabin Press
Pages no: 318
Edition language: English
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Linda78
Linda78 rated it
5.0 The Fallen Snow
This is a not an m/m, though one of the main characters is gay. This is post-WWI and has flashbacks to the son's service in the war, where he fell in love with a commanding officer. It's a thoughtfully written story and focuses on character development. The settings and characters come alive as you ...
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“All blood runs red.”― Phrase painted on the side of the plane flown by Eugene BullardWhen I read the book's blurb I was uncertain if I want to read it.The Fallen Snow explores the emotional journey of a young infantry sniper returning to a remote mountain community reeling from war, influenza and e...
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