Home Front by Kristin Hannah SOUTH HILLS MEET UP

Please Bring a Chick Lit/Women's Fiction book (that is out in paperback)!

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Here is the definition of Chick Lit: Chick lit is genre fiction within women's fiction which addresses issues of modern women often humorously and lightheartedly*  

Here is the definition of Women's Fiction: a modern novel about a woman on the brink of life change and personal growth. Her journey details emotional reflection and action that transforms her and her relationships with others, and  usually includes a hopeful/upbeat ending with regard to her romantic relationship

Home Front by Kristin Hannah

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.

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  • Beth

    Just finished the book and loved it! My mom read it a few months back and warned me that I wouldn't be able to put it down!!

    1 · April 2, 2014

    • Janet

      Nice to meet you Beth - really appreciated your knowledgeable comments last night!!!

      1 · April 3, 2014

    • Beth

      Thanks, Janet! It was a pleasure to meet you as well. Thanks to everyone for making this "newbie" feel so welcome! :)

      April 3, 2014

  • Janet

    Great discussion! So glad I got to be part if it!! And thanks to Beth for the special insights into the workings of the VA!!!

    1 · April 3, 2014

  • Lindsey B.

    Loved this book, really realistic look at a soldiers home life

    April 3, 2014

  • Christina C.

    I'm swamped with life right now. I'm not going to be able to make it tonight. Sorry ladies.

    April 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Almost done with the book...

    1 · April 1, 2014

  • Janet

    Whoops - forgot that I have to prep that evening for a medical procedure the next morning - ZUT ALORS :(

    March 6, 2014

    • Janet

      Change in plans - looking forward to attending!

      March 19, 2014

  • Janet

    Please let me know if you are interested in going to hear author, Mary Frailey Calland speak, at La Roche College on Saturday March 29 at 9:30 AM. She is the author of "Consecrated Dust". Here is a brief synopsis of the book: "On September 17, 1862, an explosion at the Allegheny Arsenal in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, kills seventy-eight girls rolling bullet cartridges for the Union army. News of the catastrophe is buried, however, beneath the horrendous casualty reports from the Battle of Antietam, fought on the very same day. Inspired by these two real-life tragedies, Consecrated Dust tells the story of four young northerners - feminist, Clara Ambrose; soldier, Garrett Cameron; industrialist, Edgar Gliddon; and immigrant, Annie Burke - friends, lovers, and bitter rivals. In the teeming streets and factories of Pittsburgh, and on the battlefields of the Army of the Potomac, they struggle to survive, forced to choose between love and duty, sacrifice and greed.

    March 6, 2014

  • Janet

    I have had this on my nook for a while - happy to have a "good excuse" to read it now!!! Always prefer to get to read AND discuss with a group!

    March 6, 2014

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