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Jack Woodville London

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Jack Woodville London is the author of French Letters: Children of a Good War, the winner of the 2018 Gold Medal for Fiction Book of the Year in war and military fiction, as well as other novels, non-fiction, and articles on history and literature.

He studied the craft of fiction at the Academy of Fiction, St. Céré, France and at Oxford University. He was the first Author of the Year of the Military Writers Society of America and has become its Director of Writing Education.

His French Letters trilogy of novels are Virginia’s War, Engaged in War, and Children of a Good War. They are widely praised for their portrayals of America in the 1940s, both at home and in Europe in the Second World War, and afterward as America evolved from its wartim
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On the Night Stand: February 2020

Welcome to On the Nightstand, where I report on the books that are, well, on my nightstand.  I rate books on bedside lamp watts. A 100 watt book will keep me awake deep into the night.  A 20 watt book puts me right to sleep.  And, since it is still winter, a lot of the books on my nightstand have had to do with dark, cold, and very icy places.   So, without more ado, here is this edition On the Ni

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French Letters by Jack Woodville London
"Jack London’s classic French Letters series is as fresh and moving with this third title, “Children of a Good War,” as ever. Its WW II (the 1940s) and 1980s small-town Texas setting is evocative and faithfully rendered, and its theme—family secrets a" Read more of this review »
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"Dr. Hastings has fallen (or jumped) to his death off a bridge over the interstate. He leaves behind a world of secrets and two grown sons, Peter and Frank. These two men are not on the best of terms. As a matter of fact, Peter calls Frank a bastard a" Read more of this review »
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"Buried Secrets can Take a Long Time to Explode

Dr Woodrow Wilson Hastings falls to his death on I-25 unleashing the secrets of his past in WWII. At Dr. Hastings funeral, Peter and Frank, his sons, have a confrontation. Peter calls Frank a bastard sayi" Read more of this review »
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message 8: by Danny

Danny Johnson thanks for the friending, Mr. London...you have a very interesting background, and I intend to read your work...best


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Jack London French Letters: Virginia's War is ranked 228 in the Amazon Kindle Store! Thank you to my supporters for sharing the story!
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Jack London Veterans Honored at Silent Wings Museum.
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Jack London It's time to share what's on the nightstand! What's on your nightstand?
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Jack London Austin Author, Jack Woodville London, appears on KEYE, today at 4 PM, to talk about Veteran's Day
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The Authors'  Assistant Jack's latest blog, D-Day 2010, was featured in the Military Writers Society's monthly magazine. Page 24
Please share with friends, family and supporters of our troops so we may never forget those who sacrificed for us to have so much.

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Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend. =)


The Authors'  Assistant Jack was interviewed on KFDA in Amarillo!
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