Stories Around the Table: Laughter, Wisdom, and Strength in Military Life
Elva Resa, 2014 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
Sharing stories, like sharing a meal, connects people. More than forty writers—from bestselling authors to compelling new voices—contribute to the conversation in Stories Around the Table: Laughter, Wisdom and Strength in Military Life. This book is a feast of fifty personal essays from respected voices within the military community, including Sarah Smiley (Dinner With the Smileys), Tanya Biank (Army Wives), Kristin Henderson (While They're At War), Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito (Life After Deployment) Artis Henderson (Unremarried Widow), Tara Crooks and Star Henderson, founders of Army Wife Network, Jacey Eckhart of Military.com, Lori Hensic of the American Military Partners Association, Jeremy Hilton of the Keep Your Promise Alliance and more. The writers -- spouses, parents, children, and active duty members -- draw on their own lives to illuminate military experiences: Moving and transitions, renewing relationships after deployment, sex and romance in military marriage, caring for special needs children in a mobile life, the importance of friendship, career challenges for spouses, post-traumatic stress, combat injury and recovery. Each entry is like a personal conversation over lunch, dinner or coffee, and the collection is like a party with friends old and new, each bringing their experience and insight to the gathering. The stories are personal and the conversation is real, like dinner with friends, like life.
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