Military Brats, Military Wives

What do gifts from fabulous foreign ports, curtains that fit the windows of the old house but not the new one, finding a new dentist, doctor and hairdresser every few years, being Mrs. Dad, attending the school du jour and constantly having to make new friends have in common? These are just some of the experiences of military wives and children. The following selection of books will help the reader experience the military lifestyle.

Future Homemakers of America

By Laurie Graham

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A warm, witty, poignant story that follows the friendships of five Air Force wives and an Englishwoman, from post-WW II to the 1990s.

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Fox Girl

By Nora Okja Keller

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Set in the aftermath of the Korean War, Fox Girl is the story of its forgotten victims, the abandoned children of American GIs who live in a world where life is about survival.

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Celebration

By Fern Michaels

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After years as an Army wife, Kristine Kelley is devastated after her husband takes off with their savings. Unable to handle finances, she turns to alcohol for comfort. But an old friend, Aaron Dunwoodie, helps her through the chaos. And just as her life is beginning to normalize, her husband returns claiming that he is dying.

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