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  - MaureenCean - LibraryThing

This is a book that should be widely read to give everyone a glimpse into the experience of military families during the conflict in Iraq. It doesn't matter whether you agree with the war or not. It ... Read full review

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User Review  - cindyb29 - LibraryThing

A collection of short stories about women living on base in Fort Hood, TX, none of which are related to esch other except for one. A little too whiny for me. (Blind Date with a Book) Read full review

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