Far from Glory


What's It About?

 The Great Depression brought hard times that perfected America’s strength. World War II put that power to the test.

Two  hometown friends face the war in the Pacific, proving their mettle in  treacherous waters, battling drudgery, kamikazes, and the divisions of  race.

The girls they left behind face their own struggles on the  home front, doing what they can to pull their community together and  help win the war overseas.

Set around California beach patrols  and South Pacific transport duties, both inspired by his father’s World  War II service, Coyle exposes the warmth and the hurt of friendships in  wartime and the healing power of a community working for victory and  waiting for their boys to come home.

This extraordinary tale, set  in the ordinary routine of patrol and shipboard life, brings us back to  an America united in purpose, even as it was separated by distance and race. It is a story not to be missed.

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Independent Publishers' Book Awards

Regional Fiction - Finalist

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Best Review


Tim  W. Jollymore

5.0 out of 5 starsTouching, comic, and authentic 

December 21, 2018

Format: Paperback

I  have been an advanced reader of Mr. Coyle's work and Far From Glory  impressed me like no other independently published novel right from the  start. Based on his father's service on the California Coast and aboard  the Mintaka freighter in the South Seas during the fight with Japan, the  historical accuracy and detail of this novel increase its depth.
I  found myself right there with Justin and Wiley, both 19-year olds,  during the drudgery of duty, the excitement of travel, and the sweetness  of new relationships and reunions. This book provides a personal window  into World War II in the Pacific and into the hearts of Americans  united in purpose and spirit. How refreshing! 

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