Military Brats, Military Wives

The Yokota Officers Club

By Sarah Bird

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Ex-military brat Bernadette "Bernie" Root...has never really noticed what a peculiar bunch of nomads her Air Force family is, and upon their return to Japan, she discovers a terrible secret.

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While They're at War: The True Story of American Families on the Homefront

By Kristin Henderson

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"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 home front families endure some of their greatest challenges."

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You Know When the Men Are Gone

By Siobhan Fallon

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An army of women waits for its men to return in Fort Hood, Texas. Through a series of loosely interconnected stories, Fallon takes readers onto the base, inside the homes, into the marriages and families.

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