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Small Black Boxes

by Susan C. Turner


Smashwords Edition



This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, businesses, or locales is entirely coincidental.


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First paperback edition, May 2010

Copyright 2009, Susan C. Turner


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Library of Congress Control Number: 2010900274

ISBN-13: 978-0-9822842-9-2


Summary: A story of grief, remembrance, and tribute; fifteen-year-old Leah Pritchard’s father is killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan. The title refers to the military practice of returning a dead soldier’s personal effects to his/her family in a number of small black containers. As Leah searches through each box, particular items remind her of an event or encounter with her father and the lessons she learned from them and from him. Through Leah’s recollections, Major Walter Pritchard, USAF, emerges as a man of many talents and convictions.

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