There are some stories soldiers don’t share when they return home, because of shame or anger, because they are afraid of what others may think of them, or sometimes just because no one asks.

Writer Kevin Sites has collected such stories in his new book “The Things They Cannot Say: Stories Soldiers Won’t Tell You About What They’ve Seen, Done or Failed to do in War.” The work profiles eleven soldiers and marines from various wars.

It provides readers with a very raw look at not only what happens on the front lines, but the challenges faced when veterans return home.