In the Tomb of the Soul, Herb Meyer, Bilbo Books Publishing, 2017, $15
For many soldiers, the effects of war never leave. For two Vietnam veterans, it threatened to overwhelm them. In a moving account, author Herb Meyer follows the stories of two veterans, Emmett Peterson and Nathan Kuballe, who come home physically sound, but emotionally changed. Upon arriving back in the United States, both men attempt to lead the normal lives that they once had– yet the “Hag of Vietnam,” as Meyer calls it, never quite leaves them. “PTSD,” Meyer writes, “is exquisite pain and pure agony covered in maybes and and doubts.” Indeed. His story is not one to miss.