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Through a Long Absence

Words from My Father's Wars

2017 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Biography (Adult Nonfiction)
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Joy Passanante’s touching new book is the saga of a wartime medical unit, a passionate long-distance love, the making of a surgeon, and two first-generation American families. Told through her father’s eyes—drawing on hundreds of his letters to his beloved wife, his four-volume wartime diary, and his paintings—Passanante masterfully recreates his wartime journey and physically retraces his steps more than sixty years later.