Kiernan neither romanticizes nor demonizes her characters in this story. Her approach to the story is complex and intelligent. We like the lead, which imparts so much information in an innovative and intriguing way. We also like that this is both a very particular story and one that helps to flesh out a more general story, the effects of the Iraq war on American people and society.

Read “Coming Out on the Other Side,” by Louise Kiernan

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