By Kristin Henderson
In its focus on two wives at Fort Bragg who must deal with anxieties while struggling to maintain emotional and financial stability when their husbands deploy, this book provides a revealing look into what it really means for military families when a country goes to war.
We meet two very different women, Marissa Bootes and Beth Pratt, both newlyweds experiencing life alone at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, while their husbands are fighting in Iraq.
Through the extraordinary stories of these and other military spouses, Kristin Henderson reveals the overwhelming effects of separation – from fears of death to worries about financial stability and marital fidelity.
She also explores the official and unofficial support systems that strain to help homefront families endure some of their greatest challenges. 317 pages. Softcover. 2006.