Guest Post: John Aubrey Anderson, Author of The Cool Woman

John Aubrey Anderson‘s The Cool Woman is a novel that is on my Vietnam War reading list, and I plan to read and review it here before the end of the year.   Book Reviews by Molly already reviewed the book, so check that out.

In the meantime, I’ve got a treat for you!  I’m going to tantalize you with a portion of the author’s guest post, which you can read in full at War Through the Generations.

Check out an excerpt and then head on over.

As part of a school project, my granddaughter was required to interview a Vietnam War vet . . . she chose me. Her questions served to remind me . . . that I was relaxed about going to Vietnam because that was my job, that I wept when we buried one of my best friends in Arlington National Cemetery, and that my best memory of that part of my life is of returning home to my family.

The reality of the hell of war cannot be captured in the written word — be it fact or fiction. Nonetheless, I chose the chaos of the war in Vietnam as the backdrop for my fourth novel, The Cool Woman, because I wanted my main characters in an environment that would help “refine their thinking.” I tell much of the story from the cockpit — a vantage point familiar to me.

Please read the rest of the guest post at War Through the Generations today!

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  1. Oofta, what a teaser! I’m definitely going to look for this one!

  2. Beth Hoffman says

    Oh my gosh! I simply must add this book to my list. You bloggers are killing me … so many wonderful books to read. 😉

  3. I wish I had more time to read for the challenge this time around, but even if I don’t read The Cool Woman this year, there’s always next year. Can’t wait to borrow your copy, hint hint. ;P

    • Somehow this year was just so hectic…I know why it was, but sheesh! I have to read it, but then you can borrow it, naturally. We still have a lot of War blog stuff to finish…nevermind.

  4. You will love The Cool Woman! John did a FANTASTIC job with it! Thanks for giving a shout out about my review/blog!