“A must must must read!”
On Sale Now!
Inspired by the true story of Lance Corporal Melvin Sheya, Faded Yellow Ribbon is an epic WWII war story about four young Marines captured by the Japanese Army after the horrendous, brutal battle of Corregidor.
At its essence, Faded Yellow Ribbon is a testimony to the indomitable will, unbreakable friendships forged in the fire of combat, the ultimate sacrifice, loss, and redemption.
An incredibly impactful book that uses the horrors of war to advocate for peace. The character depth and development are unparalleled and heartbreaking. You’ll fall in love with these men while wanting to howl at their treatment. It’s a book of despair, love, hope, humor and survival. A must must must read!
This moving story takes us to World War II. To the true nature of war – devastating, disturbing, and horrible. Back then, and today. Yet there is hope and humanity in the characters described so vividly by the author.
Some of The New Yorker’s best writing about the war has been by soldiers themselves. In June of 2006, in a feature called “Soldiers’ Stories,” the magazine published a selection of letters, e-mails, journal entries, and personal essays by soldiers in Iraq. One letter, from Captain Ryan Kelly to his mother, begins this way:
Army Capt. Ryan Kelly is among U.S. military personnel who served in Afghanistan and Iraq appearing in Lawrence Bridges’ documentary titled “Muse of Fire,” about the National Endowment of the Arts project “Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience.”
There’s hardly an issue in the Iraq War that doesn’t come up in “Rendition,” a play written by Ryan Kelly, a former Black Hawk pilot in Iraq. And there are just as many voices. Torture is Kelly’s overriding theme, and it is taken to an extreme with an ending not unlike Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus.”
Get in Touch
For speaking engagement, other media, or general inquiries, please complete the form below.