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Author: Emily Gray Tedrowe
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015. ©2015
Series: Thorndike Press large print women's fiction series.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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Ellen, a Midwestern literature professor, is drawn into the Iraq War when her legal ward Michael enlists as a Marine. Lacey, a proud Army wife, struggles to pay the bills and keep things going for her son while her husband is deployed. Ellen and Lacey cope with the fear and stress of a loved one at war while trying to get by in a society that often ignores or misunderstands what war means to women today. When  Read more...
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Genre/Form: War fiction
War stories
Large type books
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Gray Tedrowe
ISBN: 9781410478849 141047884X
OCLC Number: 900277720
Description: 627 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print women's fiction series.
Responsibility: Emily Gray Tedrowe.

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Ellen, a Midwestern literature professor, is drawn into the Iraq War when her legal ward Michael enlists as a Marine. Lacey, a proud Army wife, struggles to pay the bills and keep things going for her son while her husband is deployed. Ellen and Lacey cope with the fear and stress of a loved one at war while trying to get by in a society that often ignores or misunderstands what war means to women today. When Michael and Eddie are injured in Iraq, Ellen and Lacey's lives become intertwined in Walter Reed Army Hospital, where each woman must live while caring for her wounded soldier. They form an alliance, and an unlikely friendship, while helping each other survive the dislocated world of the army hospital. Whether that means fighting for proper care for their men, sharing a six-pack, or coping with irrevocable loss, Ellen and Lacey pool their strengths to make it through. In the end, both women are changed, not only by the war and its fallout, but by each other.

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