BookMark: Two Books for Memorial Day

May 23, 2007

A Long Long Way, by Sebastian Barry (Viking Adult, 2005) My Detachment, by Tracy Kidder (Random House, 2005) May 28 is Memorial Day, a day to remember the nation's fallen soldiers. Here are two books to read for the holiday, one a work of fiction, the other nonfiction. "A Long, Long Way", by Irish novelist Sebastian Barry, tells the story of a 17-year-old Irish boy caught in the horror of World War I trench Warfare. Pulitzer-Prize-winner Tracy Kidder's newest work is "My Detachment", a memoir of his time in the radio corps during the Vietnam War.