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  - gayla.bassham - LibraryThing

An elegantly written short story collection, with a unique setting (at least, I don't know of any other story collections set on a military base). I wasn't totally blown away, but on the other hand ... Read full review

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User Review  - booksandblintzes - LibraryThing

This was a beautifully written and insightful read. I was particularly moved by Fallon's ability light yet deep portrayal of the challenges and supports for soldiers and their wives living on base and ... Read full review

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