The Battles Of Three Women At Home And At War
BY HELEN THORPE
Quaker Helen Thorpe follows the lives of 3 women over 12 years on their paths to the military, overseas to combat, and back home...and then overseas again for two of them. These women, who are quite different in every way, become friends, and we watch their interaction and also what happens when they are separated. We see their families, their lovers, their spouses, their children. We see them work hard, deal with the attentions of men, and struggle to stay connected to their families. We see some of them drink too much, have affairs, and react to the deaths of fellow soldiers. And we see what happens to one of them when the truck she is driving hits an explosive in the road.
Scribners 2014 397 PP. Cloth