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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Spotlight On . . . Pumpkinflower: A Soldier's Story by Matti Friedman

Pumpkinflowers
A Soldier's Story

Author: Matti Friedman
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 978-1-61620-458-7
Published: May 3, 2016
genre: Biographies, Military Memoirs
256 pages

format available: hardcover, ebook

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Description:
It was just one small hilltop in a small, unnamed war in the late 1990s, but it would send out ripples that are still felt worldwide today. The hill, in Lebanon, was called the Pumpkin; flowers was the military code word for “casualties.” Award-winning writer Matti Friedman re-creates the harrowing experience of a band of young Israeli soldiers charged with holding this remote outpost, a task that would change them forever, wound the country in ways large and small, and foreshadow the unwinnable conflicts the United States would soon confront in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere.



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