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I couldn't put this book down, and read it in one sitting.
The author's direct approach, her ability to lay bare the emotions of those in this situation, makes these stories very compelling, even unforgettable.
Fallon has a way of bringing to life people and scenarios that we never imagined, but that are very, very real.
For those of us not in the military, or without close family members who are serving, it can be difficult to understand the realities of life for soldiers and their families today. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Jonathan Robbins
Thoughtful, insightful view of life on an army base. Should be read by all interested in how war effects every aspect of societyPublished 1 month ago by Meri Ney
However I would have liked at least one story talking about normal love and drama not just dysfunctional families of the army. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Angela Nunley
I have read several books about military life and as a military wife I have to say this is the best out there. Read morePublished 4 months ago by MM
I am a military widow and I love reading anything about military spouses. This book was great, although there was a bit of exaggeration in it.Published 4 months ago by Victoria R. Sexton
Our book club has read a bout 25 books so far - and this one is the best. Not because of the subject - war and how it affects those waiting for the soldiers to come home - but... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Judith W. Brinkworth
I thought everyone on of these stories was archetypal. Our human race has always had war in it. Today it is much harder for men and women to go to war when we are supposedly... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Danelle Feist
I am "in love' Siobhan Fallon. She is a SUPERB author. These short stories flow so easily... I found myself anxious to read each of the next stories. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jennifer
The book is well written. You get to view a little of the life of men and their family members who deal with their deployments and returns. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Osa F. Meekins Jr.