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A Short Story Winner

You Know When the Men are Gone, a collection of eight loosely connected stories, is centered on Fort Hood, Texas. The title of the first story and the collection refers to what is not heard through the thin walls of military housing: no boots stomping, no football games, no early morning doors slamming as they leave for drills. You know the men have deployed.

The women and the children wait, they cope in different ways. The men on deployment cope in their ways also; the homecoming can be bittersweet, challenging.

These are personal stories, not political. The tone is straightforward, the stories are compelling. They put a human face on the news stories.

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You Know When the Men are Gone
9780399157202

A Short Story Winner

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You Know When the Men are Gone, a collection of eight loosely connected stories, is centered on Fort Hood, Texas. The title of the first story and the collection refers to what is not heard through the thin walls of military housing: no boots stomping, no football games, no early morning doors slamming as they leave for drills. You know the men have deployed.

The women and the children wait, they cope in different ways. The men on deployment cope in their ways also; the homecoming can be bittersweet, challenging.

These are personal stories, not political. The tone is straightforward, the stories are compelling. They put a human face on the news stories.

Book

You Know When the Men are Gone
9780399157202

Posted by Ann Rohrbaugh at 02/28/2013 08:14:04 AM