You Know When The Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon

This is a powerful little book that has kept me thinking.

Written by an army wife while her husband was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, the author skillfully and compellingly brings the reader in to the lives of army families. Never before had I understood the role of the wives left behind when their husbands are stationed in war zones.

Told in short chapters, each story brings the reader into the life of an army wife, and into her home as she tries to manage her life and family with her husband in peril.  The social support the army offers these women, and the women offer each other serves as backdrop.

Not maudlin or depressing, but incredibly evocative.

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