Sunday, July 27, 2008

From Baghdad, With Love by Lieutenant Colonel Jay Kopelman with Melinda Roth

From Baghdad, With Love
Lieutenant Colonel Jay Kopelman with Melinda Roth
2006, 2007, Macmillan, Sydney

Story of a little puppy found abandoned in a building in Iraq by US Marines. Kopelman decides to save the dog, and attempts to get him out of the war-torn country.

This book is both heart-breaking and heart-warming. It's about the horrors of war, but also about the hope that an innocent creature such as a stray puppy can bring to those in the middle of it.

I may or may not have gotten a little teary ...

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1 comment:

mesrour said...

For those interested in the continuation of this story, check out FROM BAGHDAD TO AMERICA, the sequel which follows Lt. Kopelman back home. When he discovers the difficulty of overcoming the traumatic horrors of war in order to return to civilian life, he learns to rely on Lava to rescue him. The events bring them closer together and give the reader more insight into this magical relationship between man and dog.