Small Black Boxes by Susan C. Turner
Approx. 22,300 words.
Published on October 7, 2011.
Small Black Boxes is a powerful novel about life, death, and reaching beyond memories to find healing. Air Force Major Walter Pritchard is killed by enemy fire in Kandahar. As his family copes with his loss, his belongings arrive home in twelve black boxes. His daughter Leah discovers cherished items that recall memories of her father's life.