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Susan Ashcraft
This was a very disturbing novel on the effects war has on a young American man, thrust into a war 6000 miles from his home, his family and his girl and what his life and the life of his family becomes after the war is over. But don't get me wrong, this is not a typical war novel but rather a character study of the McCleary family.

James,a veteran of World War II, and eldest son, Jonathan, have always been at odds. Jonathan has suffered his entire life from the indifference his father has shown h
Lenore Webb
Echoes from the Infantry by Frank Nappi was the last book I read on my e-reader this week. I blame Frank for my whoosi feeling of being just a few inches above the floor. He always leaves me this way. I open up his books knowing that the story line is going to be this or that. But no Frank does not play by the rules. He changes your mind, makes you stretch your emotions and discover the path not taken.

What Frank does not know is that I have PTSD. It is from childhood trauma but it is very real.
Shalini Ayre
Lost in memories, James McCleary struggles with his return to everyday life after serving in World War II.

His eldest son, John has always had a turbulent relationship with his father. With the loss of his mother John and his two younger brothers start to clear out the family home with James moving in with the youngest brother.

In flashbacks for both James and John, the story of how their relationship fell apart is depicted. The horror of war playing constantly on the mind of James causes him to s
Ted Guglielmo
Aug 12, 2012 Ted Guglielmo rated it 5 of 5 stars
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A marvelous book telling the story of James Mccleary, an innocent young man thrust into the war in Germany. It also tells of his life after the war and the struggles he has, especially being a father. The book alternates between James's experiences in the war and his son John's struggles after the war to connect with his father. It climaxes with the death of James wife Madeline. While cleaning the old house John finds many letters and momentos from the war that give him of a younger James, a dif ...more
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Mar 20, 2012 Frank Nappi rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)