In her bestselling novels Kristin Hannah has plumbed the depths of friendship, the loyalty of sisters, and the secrets mothers keep. Now, in her most emotionally powerful story yet, she explores the intimate landscape of a troubled marriage with this provocative and timely portrait of a husband and wife, in love and at war.
All marriages have a breaking point. All families have wounds. All wars have a cost. . . .
Like many couples, Michael and Jolene Zarkades have to face the pressures of everyday life---children, careers, bills, chores---even as their twelve-year marriage is falling apart. Then an unexpected deployment sends Jolene deep into harm’s way and leaves defense attorney Michael at home, unaccustomed to being a single parent to their two girls. As a mother, it agonizes Jolene to leave her family, but as a solider she has always understood the true meaning of duty. In her letters home, she paints a rose-colored version of her life on the front lines, shielding her family from the truth. But war will change Jolene in ways that none of them could have foreseen. When tragedy strikes, Michael must face his darkest fear and fight a battle of his own---for everything that matters to his family.
At once a profoundly honest look at modern marriage and a dramatic exploration of the toll war takes on an ordinary American family, Home Front is a story of love, loss, heroism, honor, and ultimately, hope.
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In HOME FRONT, Kristin Hannah disrupts many readers' assumptions about what a soldier looks like and about what the life of a military family is like.Read Full Review of Home Front
Complex, captivating characters. A timely, dynamic plot. Gorgeous prose.Read Full Review of Home Front
Hannah's depictions of complicated and challenging love will connect with all audiences.Read Full Review of Home Front
There are no picture-perfect endings; the losses in "Home Front" are real. But so are the gains, beautifully detailed in what is probably Hannah's best work yet.Read Full Review of Home Front
Hannah is adept at bringing readers into the world of Iraq veterans, especially women soldiers, and how the Army intertwines with their identities.Read Full Review of Home Front
This is an intense and emotional story, with well developed characters, offering insights into the experiences our military families endure when a family member is deployed.Read Full Review of Home Front
Home Front, like all of Hannah’s other novels, is immensely readable.Read Full Review of Home Front
Home Front was a refreshing departure from what I’ve come to expect from authors who aren’t steeped in military culture.Read Full Review of Home Front
I was very impressed with this book and I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to read this newest book.Read Full Review of Home Front
From the opening pages of the story Hannah has taken what could be ordinary and turned it into unique and page turning.Read Full Review of Home Front
Home Front is a powerful, moving novel that gripped me from beginning to end.Read Full Review of Home Front
Home Front is a book that will suck you in.Read Full Review of Home Front
Kristin Hannah has done a remarkable job of depicting war, the horrors, the after effects, the pride, honour and duty associated with the military.Read Full Review of Home Front
I suggest a box of tissues when you sit down with this novel.Read Full Review of Home Front
It had the elements I look for in a story about modern military family life, but at times it fell flat for me becoming overly drawn out and too sentimental.Read Full Review of Home Front
Her characters are well drawn, with depth and personality, and the issues they face are difficult, yet they felt so real.Read Full Review of Home Front
...she's heavy on the emotional intensity and they really grip your heart.Read Full Review of Home Front
This book was insightful and excellently written but I found it to be slighltly slow moving.Read Full Review of Home Front
This story was emotionally draining at points, frustrating at other points.Read Full Review of Home Front
I’m not against happy endings, but when the ending is something so content and the rest of the book has been an emotional rollercoaster of PTSD and death and bitchy teenagers, I call bananas on that nonsense.Read Full Review of Home Front
I enjoyed every emotion evoked by this wonderful story, and can't wait for Ms. Hannah's next.Read Full Review of Home Front
Kristin Hannah has a way of fleshing out her characters so that the reader will react, either positively or negatively.Read Full Review of Home Front
The author’s extensive research allowed her to write this book with accuracy in place, event, and technical detail.Read Full Review of Home Front
This is a wonderfully written novel - it could have been pathetic and angsty, but Hannah strikes just the right balance of indignation, fear, angst, action and romance.Read Full Review of Home Front
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