A Difficult, Riveting, and Important Story
I don’t typically read war fiction, but as Tosca Lee is a gifted storyteller, I decided to give this book a try, and I’m glad I did.
The Long March Home was certainly not an easy read. While the authors didn’t describe the gruesomeness of war in full detail, they also did not gloss it over. It makes you wonder how anyone survives and is a true testament to our will to live.
The well-drawn characters carried this story along and kept you turning pages. You rooted for them and cried for them and wondered how they would have the strength to make it one more day. It’s a great reminder of what those who’ve fought for freedom have truly sacrificed.
I’d highly recommend this book to not only readers of historical fiction, but to anyone who appreciates a well-told story.
About THE LONG MARCH HOME ~
Authors: Marcus Brotherton and Tosca Lee
Jimmy Propfield joined the army for two reasons: to get out of Mobile, Alabama, with his best friends Hank and Billy and to forget his high school sweetheart, Claire.
Life in the Philippines seems like paradise–until the morning of December 8, 1941, when news comes from Manila: the Japanese have bombed Pearl Harbor. Within hours, the teenage friends are plunged into war as Japanese warplanes attack Luzon, beginning a battle for control of the Pacific Theater that will culminate with a last stand on the Bataan Peninsula and end with the largest surrender of American troops in history.
What follows will become known as one of the worst atrocities in modern warfare: the Bataan Death March. With no hope of rescue, the three friends vow to make it back home together. But the ordeal is only the beginning of their nearly four-year fight to survive.
Inspired by true stories, The Long March Home is a gripping coming-of-age tale of friendship, sacrifice, and the power of unrelenting hope.