I was going to draw up a list of great books to read for Memorial Day, and then I happened to wander over to the American Writers Museum and saw that they had already compiled a wonderful list. So I thought perhaps I might just borrow/steal/be inspired by it.
If I were going to add a recommendation of my own, it would be Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. An inspiring story of a man who endures almost unbelievable hardship, it gives you a good sense of the grit and courage required to be a soldier.
Above all, thank you to those soldiers who sacrificed everything for our country. We remember them. Happy Memorial Day!
Susan Breen is the author of the Maggie Dove mystery series. Her stories have been published in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine and Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. The MWA anthology, Crime Hits Home, in which she has a story, just won an Anthony Award. She teaches novel-writing at Gotham Writers and is on the staff of the New York Write to Pitch Conference. www.susanjbreen.com