You Know When the Men Are Gone

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Center Point Pub., 2011 - Fiction - 247 pages
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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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User Review  - amydelpo - LibraryThing

A very important book on a topic seldom examined in serious literature -- the lives of the families left behind by people fighting in a war. Often well written -- occasionally sloppy and cliched ... Read full review

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User Review  - yukon92 - LibraryThing

I was looking forward to reading this book, because we have been stationed in Ft. Hood, and also, my husband has been deployed many times. However, I was disappointed that the characters in the book ... Read full review

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