A Light Beyond the Trenches

Connie's Book Club

Connie's Book Club

A Light Beyond the Trenches

A Light Beyond the Trenches

This poignant historical fiction novel is based on the true story of the first school to train guide dogs for the blind. It’s 1916 Germany and things are bleak. World War One Red Cross nurse, Anna Zeller, no stranger to the horrors of war, clings to a spark of hope when she and Dr. Stalling, director of the Red Cross Ambulance Dogs Association, see an ambulance dog guiding an injured, sightless soldier. Inspired to help those blinded in battle, Stalling starts a school to train guide dogs as helpers, and Anna is determined to take part. This story of heroism and resilience provides a moving example of the healing power of our canine companions, even in the darkest of circumstances, and a reminder that no one escapes war unscathed.

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