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Reader's Den May Discussion: Eleven Days by Lea Carpenter


It is May 11, 2011. Sara is a single mother living in a quiet Pennsylvania town. Her son Jason, a Navy SEAL, has been missing for nine days.

As Sara waits for news she reminisces and we learn the story of how Sara came to be a single mother with a son in the special forces. It was not what she expected. Above all Sara loves her son and tries to understand why people, especially her son, make the choices they do.

Through recollections and letters the characters’ stories unfold and we are left with our own thoughts about love, war, sacrifice and happiness.

This is the author’s first novel.

Borrow Eleven Days from your local branch or place it on hold.


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heart pounding

Jason's tale sounds like an interesting, suspenseful story. But is it Jason's story... or Sara's? I look forward to reading your discussion questions.

It definitely got tense

It definitely got tense towards the end. I think it's more Sara's story. Questions coming soon.

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