Saturday, November 19, 2011

News from Joseph Cordaro

Joseph Cordaro's story "The Wedding Dress" is a heartwarming story and will be published in the Winter Edition of Linnet's Wings.

Cordaro is the author of the novel The Cost of Courage.  It is a tale of war that crosses generations and battles. It's a narrative about the aftereffects of combat. It has a subplot of romance and is told in a heartbreaking and relevant voice. 

When Lieutenant Commander Charles Courtland, a hero of the British Royal Navy, returns home after being wounded in the 1916 Battle of Jutland, it becomes clear that his most lasting scars are naked to the eye. As he continues to fight nightmarish demons, it's his family, especially Charles' young son Brent, who pays the price. Unable to ever truly connect with Brent, Charles is distant near the point of assumed disdain, unavailable, and ill-equipped with the rigors of preparing his son to be a man or for him to be a soldier. Brent follows his father s footsteps to become a naval officer during the earliest days of World War II. Ironically, it s the most secret mission of the war that nearly destroys Brent, as war had nearly destroyed his father.With gripping irony and poignant charm, The Cost of Courage is a war novel like no other.

About the author

Joseph Cordaro, a New York native, served in the U.S. Navy and was a professional aviator for 37 years. During that time, Cordaro flew to the United Kingdom on numerous occasions. His admiration for the courage of the English people inspired him to write this story of the Royal Navy, and how one family faced the hardship of two world wars. Cordaro now lives and writes in Florida.

To learn more about Cordaro and his writing, go to 

To purchase his book, visit 

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