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Too little has been written about this and Ms. Redmond brings their stories to life with clarity and depth.
The title of the book is an apt description of the scope of the story: "A Year of Absence - Six Women's Stories of Courage, Hope and Love."
As a military wife in Germany who also is left behind while her husband has gone off to Iraq, I loved reading this book.
This very well written documentary that charts the lives of six wives of deployed soldiers gives a total picture of life with a deployed spouse, in a nutshell. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Mary Raynor
This is a well written book. However, if you are about to endure a deployment or you are currently going through one, this is not the book for you. Read morePublished on August 14, 2011 by BWoods
I read this book hoping to find something to connect to while my husband was deployed in Iraq, but was left a bit disappointed. Read morePublished on June 17, 2010 by CaliB
This was an interesting book. Not fantastic but I think it could have been. The author states she has her choice of stories from dozens of women and while she says she picked them... Read morePublished on October 29, 2008 by Shawna
As a military spouse and after reading so many great reviews here and elsewhere, I felt the need to read this book. It was a little fluffy for my liking. Read morePublished on April 28, 2008 by Kmjs
all i can say is that by reading this book the last 3 deployments my husband has gone thru and the time i have spent by myself and the kids are finally validated. Read morePublished on March 29, 2008 by denise harbert
Although I am the wife of a retired soldier who spent 24 years in the Army with two tours in Viet Nam, I still could identify with these women during their husbands' deployments to... Read morePublished on March 28, 2008 by J. Rudolph
Finally, a book that got it right. I've gone through my husband's 6mo deployment in 2002 to Kosovo living by myself in Schweinfurt. Read morePublished on March 23, 2008 by B. Shapiro