Five brothers served. Only two came home.
Only one is buried at home. I didn’t know that until my mid-40s, after Grandma Leora died. Having helped with Memorial Day flowers for three graves all those decades, I had to find out what happened, why one is buried overseas, and why one has never been found.
What Leora Never Knew: A Granddaughter’s Quest for Answers is my journey of research and remembrance, a companion book to Leora’s Letters: The Story of Love and Loss for an Iowa Family During World War II.
I’ve never felt well enough to have a peppy book-launch party, not even to organize a chipper launch team. My fibromyalgia symptoms have become more abundant, prompting me to send regrets to invitations to talk about Grandma Leora’s stories. (I said yes to one in Perry next month, likely my last, since two books have so many stories from that area.)
But some of you just might fancy un-shindig cheerleading for the newest Leora book, which I’d be so grateful for. Here are some free ideas:
- You could ask your library to get a copy of What Leora Never Knew: A Granddaughter’s Quest for Answers.
- You might read it (100 photos in this one) and write a short review on Amazon, Goodreads, BookBub, or even on Facebook.
- You could post a selfie with the book on social media!
- You might tell someone about about the Wilson family of Dallas County, Iowa.
But if you’d like to actually have a copy of your own, What Leora Never Knew is always available on Amazon. Autographed copies are at Beaverdale Books (515-279-5400
firstname.lastname@example.org) in Des Moines, the Machine Shed Restaurant in Urbandale, and Off the Rails Quilting in Bondurant (515-967-3550) email@example.com. Beaverdale Books and Off the Rails Quilting both offer shipping.
The ebook is also available.
Thank you for joining me for this latest Book-Launch Un-Shindig!