Grand Central Publishing
Paperback, 496 pages
Our previous exposure to Scott Turow has been through his legal thrillers and mysteries. This robust war story is a revelation. The narrator, retired reporter Stewart Dubinsky, stitches together a harrowing WWII tale from letters, notes, and journals left to him by his late father. The characters are richly drawn and deeply layered. The moral conflicts are complex and disquieting. The love story is urgent and sensitive. The bloody experience of warfare is starkly rendered. This is gripping fiction that reads like non-fiction.