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Iraq War (2003-2011)

Review: 'Blue Stars' by Emily Gray Tedrowe

Review: 'Blue Stars' by Emily Gray Tedrowe

One of the most dramatic scenes in Emily Gray Tedrowe's riveting war novel takes place, not on streets of Iraq and Afghanistan strewn with improvised explosive devices, but in a suburban Whole Foods not far from Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Lacey Diaz has taken her husband Eddie on his first public outing since he suffered brain damage and blindness as the result of a road accident in Iraq. Eddie can't control the odd barking and yelping sounds he makes, and the way his bandaged head lolls around is drawing stares. When Eddie blocks a crowded aisle an impatient shopper yells, "Can we get through here already? ... What's the problem?" Already on edge, Lacey...

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