An excellent read and a good insight into how families can be torn apart by military conflict. It is a role-reversal tale for it is the wife and mother, Jolene, who is deployed to Afghanistan, she is a helicopter pilot. The father, Michael, is left with the kids and his demanding lawyer's practice. Things are pretty stretched but they get a hundred times worse when Jolene comes home. Sensitive and poignant this is a heart-wrenching read.
From a distance, Michael and Jolene Zarkades seem to have it all: a solid dependable marriage, exciting careers and children they adore. But after twelve blissful years together, the couple has lost their way. They are unhappy and edging towards divorce. Then an unexpected deployment tears their already fragile family apart, sending one of them deep into harm's way and leaving the other at home, caring for the children and waiting for news. When the worst happens, each must face their darkest fear and fight for the future of their family. An intimate look at the inner landscape of a disintegrating marriage and a dramatic exploration of the price of war. Home Front is a provocative and timely portrait of hope, honour, loss, forgiveness - and the elusive nature of love.
Praise for Kristin Hannah:
'Movingly written and plotted with the heartless skill of Greek tragedy. You'll keep turning the pages until the last racking sob' Wendy Holden, Daily Mail
'A gripping tale of family love, grief and forgiveness' Sunday Express
'A guilty pleasure' Daily Express
'A moving coming-of-age story' Heat
Publication date: 16/08/2012
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
|Publication date:||16th August 2012|
|Publisher:||Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction,|
Kristin Hannah is the New York Times bestselling author of eighteen novels including FIREFLY LANE, TRUE COLORS and WINTER GARDEN. A former lawyer turned writer, she is the mother of one son and lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. Author photo © Deborah FeingoldMore About Kristin Hannah