The Bullet Collection: A Novel by Patricia Sarrafian Ward
The title comes from the collection of war detritus collected by narrator Marianna's older sister, Alaine. Growing up in war-torn Beirut, depression and sorrow abound. But after the family moves to America, both sisters recover from their trauma, and Marianna finds herself living in past and present at once, telling the stories no one else seems to remember, and thus seeks to join the threads of her two lives. Ward's lyrical, dreamlike prose shows how war leaves its indelible scar on both the landscape and the human heart.