GRANBURY, Texas — War makes the most harrowing stories. It produces the extremes of journeys and explores the extent to which the human spirit would endure to connect, persist and prevail amidst the colossal obstacles it faces. Beyond all the horrific tales of death and destruction, there shines some touching, transcendental narratives of love. Such is the story that unfolds in “World War II Letters Home” (published by Xlibris), a series of letters between a husband and his wife during the tumultuous years of World War II.
Author Audrey Fahlberg’s only assurance that her spouse was alive during the chaotic period of 1944-1945 was his much-awaited letters that often arrive two months after they were written. Will, her husband, was a combat medic of the Tenth Mountain Division in Italy. Letters, then, were the only form of communication.
“That letter home held our hearts together during the war,” Fahlberg says. “Letters were often written on the surface of his helmet, on a rock, or a board, and on any writing paper that was available.”
In this real-life testament of true love, readers are invited to share in the couple’s difficult yet resolute journey of nurtured affection in the thick of ill circumstances. It expresses, according to Fahlberg, the universal “need to share love and prayers.”
Chronicling the love that defied borders and braved distances, “World War II Letters Home” offers an inspiring story about marriage, loyalty and relationships. It also depicts the terrible impact of war from the perspective of someone who has lived it; thus, serving as an authentic reminder for the youth to cherish the freedom that their forefathers fought with their lives to earn.
“World War II Letters Home”
By Audrey Fahlberg
Hardcover | 304in | 6×9 pages | ISBN 9781503543782
Softcover | 304in | 6×9 pages | ISBN 9781503543799
E-Book | 6×9 pages | ISBN 9781503543805
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About the Author
Audrey Syse Fahlberg was born and raised in Blanchardville, Wisconsin, by Norwegian parents. She was married to Willson J. Fahlberg on July 30, 1938 — a marriage that lasted 73 years. Mother of four children, she has four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great great grandson. She attended University of Houston, majoring in communication arts. She was initiated a member of Scholastic Honorary Journalism Fraternity Kappa Tau Alpha on May 3, 1966.
Fahlberg has held membership in Women in Communication (Ladies of the Press), World Association of Women Journalists and Writers (AMMPE), Texas Society of Association Executives, American Advertising Federation, World Trade Club, International Business Committee of Houston Chamber of Commerce and Traveler’s Century Club (traveled to 150 countries) and has published her newspaper, Convention Scene Houston, and headed her own corporation for more than 30 years. She lived in Houston where her husband was a professor at Baylor College of Medicine for more than 30 years, and in Del Mar, California, for 20 years.
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