The Weeping Angel draws on one of the richest surviving collections of First World War letters to bring to life one of Uncle Sam’s most remarkable—and thoughtful—doughboys.

In this compelling book, Mary Kelley restores the human story to one corner of an inhuman war. Whether they’ve read one book about the war or fifty, readers will be surprised and engaged by The Weeping Angel.

– Christopher Capozzola, author of Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen



“It’s a wonderful book with so much compelling material… Kelley’s essay, ‘A Memory of Amiens,’ is extraordinary. The Weeping Angel rescues a wonderful voice from the period, as well as the story of a remarkable regiment that is too little known.

“Kelley’s description of Notre Dame, sandbagged, almost pitch-black inside, with a dusting of snow on the gargoyles is priceless. From a literary standpoint, it is interesting to watch a war poet, one not without talent–as he processes the work of [Alan]Seeger and [Rupert]Brooke and struggles to find his own voice.”

-Steven Trout, author of On the Battlefield of Memory:  The First World War and American Remembrance, 1919-1941.