Contributed by ICL Members Anita and Derek Stables
Anita Stables writes:
Another year of reading and my discovery of new authors. Those whom I have found particularly exciting are the veterans who have chronicled their war experiences.
Atypically, we have included three books published in previous years: Jeffrey Toobin's THE NINE (2000) provides a critical background to this year's THE OATH. SALVAGE THE BONES is the powerful novel which was the National Award winner for fiction in 2011. THE GRAVEDIGGERS (2010) is written by Rob Magnuson Smith, son of ICL member Solveig Holmquist.