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You Know When the Men Are Gone - Siobhan Fallon
You Know When the Men Are Gone
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4.10 75
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780399157202 (0399157204)
Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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Yakmum
Yakmum rated it
5.0 You Know When the Men Are Gone
I loved this book. The format of short interconnected stories makes this an incredibly powerful presentation of military life. Each story is a complete entity of its own but added together, it is a peek at the unknown folks who are fighting the war---the ones left behind. This is the untallied casua...
Rena Reads
Rena Reads rated it
War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing, if You Know When the Men are Gone is any indication. These mostly somber, seldom sweet stories about soldiers and their wives and families at Fort Hood are well-crafted, but hella depressing. Siobhan Fallon, an Army wife herself, deftly captures the emot...
willemite
willemite rated it
Set in Fort Hood, Texas, Siobhan Fallon’s eight stories revolve around the separation between military men posted in Iraq and their loved ones back home. These are powerful, moving stories. Every day the women left behind wonder if this is the day they get the worst possible news, and fear as well t...
Bianca
Bianca rated it
4.0 You Know When the Men Are Gone
I won this book on the giveaways and when I started to read it I didn't want to put it down. Each short story was just as good as the last. They were just amazing. Without giving specific details away I just have to say that each story really lets you see how the lives of army families are effected ...
miscellaneous debris
miscellaneous debris rated it
4.0 You Know When the Men Are Gone
I read the whole book in a day and thoroughly enjoyed it. In a way it reminds me of Sherman Alexie's book The Lone Ranger & Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, providing a window into a community and experience through linked short stories. A few are set in Iraq, but they deal primarily with the soldiers' ...
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