Home Front

by Kristin Hannah | Women's Fiction |
ISBN: 0312577206 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAceofHeartswing of Mississauga, Ontario Canada on 12/13/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Amazon Editorial Review

From a distance, Michael and Joleen Zarkades seem to have it all: a solid marriage, two exciting careers, and children they adore. But after twelve years together, the couple has lost their way; they are unhappy and edging toward divorce. Then the Iraq war starts. An unexpected deployment will tear their already fragile family apart, sending one of them deep into harm’s way and leaving the other at home, waiting for news. When the worst happens, each must face their darkest fear and fight for the future of their family. An intimate look at the inner landscape of a disintegrating marriage and a dramatic exploration of the price of war on a single American family, HOME FRONT is a provocative and timely portrait of hope, honor, loss, forgiveness, and the elusive nature of love.

Journal Entry 2 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, December 29, 2011
Michael and Joleen Zarkades are an average American couple. Michael is a criminal defense lawyer and Joleen is in the National Guard and flies a Black Hawk helicopter. They have two children, Betsy, age 12 and Lulu, age 4. They have been married for twelve years but are now facing a difficult patch in their marriage with the big D (divorce) looming.

Betsy has just entered middle school and is at the, to borrow a term from the book, frenemy stage. Her best friends are friends one day and enemies as cruel as they can be the next day. She is obnoxious to her mother and her father has distanced himself from his family so Betsy is anxious for his attention.

All their lives are changed as Joleen is called up for deployment to Iraq. She is duty-bound to go but what happens to her family and how does she cope worrying about them as they are worrying about her

This book is about duty, honour, love, forgiveness and surmounting the difficulties in one's life. PTSD is the main topic and is well-researched. This book is about American forces but could just as easily be written about our Canada forces in Afghanistan. There is a strong message and one that should be read. Our forces need our consideration and help even when they have returned from these countries. These men and women have given up their lives for us and even though some of us may not understand this level of commitment one has to admire what they go though over there and upon their return.

To say this book is emotional is a vast understatement, I spent the greater part of it in tears. Another winner from this great author

Journal Entry 3 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Friday, May 10, 2013
mailed to Bookstogive who won this in the Best of swap

Journal Entry 4 by wingbookstogivewing at Springville, Tennessee USA on Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I received this book as part of the Best of 2012 Swap on Bookobsessed. Thanks so much for offering it and I am looking forward to reading it very soon.

Journal Entry 5 by winglove2cookwing at Lake Placid, Florida USA on Thursday, May 30, 2019

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Journal Entry 6 by Marymartha at Lake Placid, Florida USA on Monday, June 17, 2019
My dear sister sent me this book to read. I have not read any by this author before, but if love2cook recommends it. It has to be a good read!

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