For your Tomorrow

For your Tomorrow

The Way of An Unlikely Soldier

Book - 2011
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The Year of Magical Thinking meets Fifteen Days in this literary exploration of one Canadian's decision to enlist and go to war.

What compels a young, affluent Canadian to put on a uniform and risk his life for the controversial mission in Afghanistan? And how does his family cope with his loss when he is killed there? Jeff Francis was a thirty-year-old doctoral candidate and student of Buddhism when he decided that joining the armed forces was the best way to make a difference in the world. In elegant, spare prose that captures both the hardness of war and the nuances of a grieving family, Melanie Murray - Captain Francis's aunt - uses the lens of his life and death to give Canada's war in Afghanistan the perceptive, literary treatment its soldiers, families and citizens deserve.
Publisher: Toronto : Random House Canada, 2011
ISBN: 9780307359780
Branch Call Number: 958.1047 MUR NVD
Characteristics: 253 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Way of an unlikely soldier

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ottawabooknerd
Aug 28, 2013

Very touching story.

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PPLeBlanc
Feb 21, 2012

I have never been so moved and captivated by a book in my life.

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Rocket29
Jul 24, 2011

I didn't know what to expect when I started the book, but in fact the author drew me into a family tragedy and history. Very compelling

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BRUCE PILCHER
Jul 08, 2011

This is a gripping account of the life and death of one of the Canadian's to die in Afghanistan. It is a biography and so much more. The life and death of Captain Jeff Francis is covered in detail. Also covered are the various memorial services and his family's reaction and grief. If you have ever woundered who was the person under the flag on the Highway Of Heros and what happend to his/her family afterward. This book covers one of thoes stories. A must read for every Canadian.

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