War disrupts lives. And in the greatest conflict the world ever saw – WWII - it left its mark on the love lives and relationships of thousands of American men and women.
In her first book, “War Bonds: Love Stories from the Greatest Generation,” Cindy Hval shares a few of the stories from the Inland Northwest of couples brought together and kept apart by the war. The book is based on hours of interviews with the men and women who shared their stories and photos.
Hval will discuss her book during a book talk at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library, Wednesday, March 11, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at 702 E. Front Ave.
The author is a columnist and correspondent for the Spokesman Review newspaper in Spokane, Washington. Her “Front Porch” column offers humorous, often poignant commentary about life, love and raising sons – not necessarily in that order.
“War Bonds” is published by Casemate and was released this February. It was also recently released in Kindle and Nook e-book formats and is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
In addition, her work has been published in numerous magazines and anthologies including seven volumes of the “Chicken Soup For the Soul” series.
Hval participated in the Writers Competition at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library for several years and submitted winning entries in 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2006. She has gone on to serve as a judge for the competition that is marking its 27th year at the library.
She is the mother of four sons ages 25 to 15 and is owned by two cats, also boys. She and her husband, Derek, will celebrate their 29th anniversary in August.
Copies of “War Bonds” will be available to purchase for signing at the book talk and a portion of sales will benefit the Friends of the Library.
Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208-769-2315.