Every day families say good-bye as a loved one serving in the military goes off to take up a post somewhere in the world. For many, these are areas of conflict where they face constant danger. Some do not make it home. Others come home physically injured. Still others come home with injuries that are not visible to the eye, especially to strangers. Author T. Jacira Paolino’s The Grizzly Bear’s Eyelash is a heartwarming and timely story about a serious after effect of war. Originally published in 2006 by Ms. Paolino in Italian as La storia della ciglia dell’orso grizzly, this book won the Silver Award (Farfallo d’Argento) at the XXIV National 50 & Più Competition for Prose in Levico Terme, Trentino, Italy. Readers of all ages will be moved by the universal story told in The Grizzly Bear’s Eyelash. Many families today can relate to Miyaku’s sorrow and love for her husband as they encounter difficulties when their loved ones return from war.