Brandon's Laughter - Ellen Holiday
Exactly three years ago, I read a novella called [b:One More Soldier|8533099|One More Soldier|Marie Sexton|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1358261913s/8533099.jpg|17436791], a story also set in the 1960s, a story in which one of the characters leaves to fight the war in Vietnam, a story I don’t think I’ll ever forget. Marie Sexton succeeded in pulling my guts out through my tear ducts, and I was afraid that Ellen Holiday was going to do the same with Brandon’s Laughter, but I was spared at the eleventh hour, thank goodness, though that’s not to say I didn’t shed a few tears along the way.

I absolutely loved this story, even if I do think it’s too short. That’s not a slight on the author but a compliment to her. I just didn’t want to let these characters go.

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