Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

In an accomplished debut story collection, Fallon lays bare the lonely lives of military families when the men go to war.In these eight loosely connected tales, the families of Fort Hood, Texas, wait for their men to come home. That waiting, filled with anxiety, boredom and sometimes resentment, creates a Godot-like existence, in which real life begins only when a soldier's deployment ends. In the ... Read full review

Review: You Know When the Men Are Gone

Editorial Review - - Jamie Layton

First off, I love short stories. I enjoy the entire genre, from Kate Chopin's classics to the modernday tales of Lahiri and Jin to Stephen King's surreal shorts. So I can honestly say that YOU KNOW WHEN THE MEN ARE GONE is the most original collection of short stories I have come across in a very long time. Siobhan Fallon has done a fantastic job of taking an unfamiliar place in this case, an Army ... Read full review

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The characters in this series of short stories stayed with me. Fallon manages to weave together the different men and their wives that are stationed at Ft. Hood, manages to show the fallout from a single attack. Each story stands on its own, but taken together, this book is extremely powerful.

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I would love to read this book. I used to live in ft.hood so it seem interesting to me

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