Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey

Kathleen Rooney makes a strong case for considering alternatives to war, pondering who we call heroes and why, and offering animals more empathy and respect.

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Review of ‘Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey’

In her third work of historical fiction, Kathleen Rooney takes her gift for inhabiting fascinating real-life figures in an exciting new direction. Both of the narrators in Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey were lauded for their heroic actions in World War I: Major Charles Whittlesey, leader of the famous “Lost Battalion,” and Cher Ami, a brave…

Interview with Kathleen Rooney

An intrepid pigeon and a patient war hero are the heart of this sweet and creative World War I novel from Kathleen Rooney.

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