The Coldest Night: A Novel
Henry Childs is just seventeen when he falls into a love affair so intense it nearly destroys him. To escape the wrath of the young girl's father, Henry joins the Marines, arriving in Korea on the eve of the brutal battle of the Chosin Reservoir--the defining moment of the Korean War. There he confronts an enemy force far beyond the scope of his imagining, but the challenges he meets upon his return home, scarred and haunted, are greater by far.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - maneekuhi - LibraryThing
I was attracted to this book because it had a number of "best book" mentions for 2012 and because the plot summary of love story +Korean War + return home struck home. There was a lot about the book I ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pennsylady - LibraryThing
The year is 1950. Henry Childs is a high school junior with a fervor for horses and baseball. As a stable hand he meets Mercy, who is wealthy and university-bound. Henry, by contrast, is simply ... Read full review