From Baghdad with Love by Jay Kopelman and Melinda Roth

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From Baghdad with Love by Jay Kopelman and Melinda Roth

Postby Calypso » Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:18 pm

I picked up this book at our flyball team's garage sale and I meant to finish it and put it back into the sale, but I'm going to keep it. It's the story of how a Marine finds an orphaned puppy and tries to get him back to the US. I believe the story was featured on NPR, among other places.

While the dog, Lava, does feature prominently into the book, what I found really touching, and the reason I'm keeping the book, is what Kopelman's relationship with Lava does to him. That on top of Kopelman's recount of his experiences in Fallujah and on the border makes this a valuable first person account of this war.

Kopelman obviously isn't an author first and foremost and Roth really keeps his words and train of thought true to who Kopelman is. This sometimes makes the book a bit difficult to follow, but it's worth a bit of confusion.

Has anyone else read this? What did you think?

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