The Long Walk Home: Paul Franklin's Journey from Afghanistan

byLiane Faulder

Paperback | August 27, 2007

The Long Walk Home: Paul Franklin's Journey from Afghanistan by Liane Faulder
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The Canadian media were the first to bring Master Corporal Paul Franklin's story to the public, and it is only fitting that award-winning journalist Liane Faulder brings the full account of his return from a war zone. The Long Walk Home: Paul Franklin's Journey from Afghanistan documents the recovery of a soldier injured in a 2006 suicide bombing that left one Canadian diplomat dead, and two comrades in arms wounded. Although Franklin made a promise to his wife that he would come home alive, he needed the heroic help of soldiers on the scene and a medical team abroad to keep his word. He lost both of his legs above the knee as the result of his injuries, but returned home determined to walk again. Within four months of his injury, and against the odds and predictions of doctors, Franklin learned to walk on artificial legs. He continues to represent the courage of Canadian troops overseas as he rebuilds his life at home with his wife Audra and their young son, Simon. As a family on a journey to recovery, they are determined to stand, and walk, together. The Long Walk Home: Paul Franklin's Journey from Afghanistan is a story of loss, courage, love and hope. It inspires all of those - military and civilians alike - who wonder how they will take that next step when tough times challenge the body and the spirit.

Liane Faulder is a food and feature writer for the Edmonton Journal. A graduate of Ryerson’s journalism program, Liane is an award-winning journalist whose stories have also appeared in Reader’s Digest, Today’s Parent and Chatelaine magazines. Her personal essay, "About the Boys," was published in the best-selling Canadian an...
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Title:The Long Walk Home: Paul Franklin's Journey from AfghanistanFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.62 inShipping dimensions:224 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.62 inPublished:August 27, 2007Publisher:Brindle & Glass PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1897142250

ISBN - 13:9781897142257

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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