You Know When the Men Are Gone
There is an army of women waiting for their men to return in Fort Hood, Texas. Through a series of loosely interconnected stories, Siobhan Fallon takes readers onto the base, inside the homes, into the marriages and families - intimate places not seen in newspaper articles or politicians' speeches.
When you leave Fort Hood, the sign above the gate warns, You've Survived the War, Now Survive the Homecoming. It is eerily prescient.
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Review: You Know When the Men Are GoneUser Review - Goodreads
A very strong series of poignant stories, on for the most part, military wives who are left alone as their husbands go off to war. The style is minimalist and very character driven. I feel the author ...
Review: You Know When the Men Are GoneUser Review - Kristen - Goodreads
I was an Army wife for a few years and during that time it was some of the greatest and worst moments of my life. This book reminded me exactly of what life was like married to a man in the Army ... Read full review