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Joy Passanante – Through A Long Absence: Words From My Father's Wars


A World War II saga and much more, "Through a Long Absence: Words from My Father’s Wars" explores one soldier’s personal wars: his stint as a child bootlegger, his prolonged wartime absence from his wife, negotiating the chasm between their first-generation immigrant families, and practicing surgery in tents under fire. Joy Passanante is an Idaho writer, working in three genres. Her collection of stories, The Art of Absence, and her novel, My Mother’s Lovers, were both finalists for several national awards.