Posted by Book Mavens on 20th January 2011
Title: You Know When the Men are Gone
Author: Siobhan Fallon
Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, January 2011
Summary: Siobhan Fallon has written a collection of loosely connected short stories revolving around the lives of Fort Hood, TX army wives. The women in these stories are easy to relate to, as they deal with problems that other people face every day. What sets these women apart is their loneliness and the constant fear for their husbands who are serving in Iraq. Each deals with the separation in different ways, and it makes the reader wonder how they would react in the same situation. Fallon, herself a Fort Hood army wife at one time, knows how army life can test those serving and the loved ones left behind. These stories are beautifully written and truly moving.
Who Might Like This?: Anyone who enjoys short stories, especially those that like realistic fiction. Anyone who wants to know what life can really be like for military families.
Recommended by: Sue B, Circulation Coordinator
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