Staff Recommendation: This is a beautifully written tale of devotion set in the midst of the American Civil War and Indian Wars. We follow two boys, Thomas McNulty and John Cole, who meet and travel together to find work, eventually joining the army. As they grow to adulthood their bond allows them to find their way through the fearful experiences of war to seek a peaceful life. Despite the hardships and separations of the wars, the two men cling to the truth of human connection to create a future worth fighting for. Days Without End is a moving and memorable novel about how strangers can become family to one another.