|(image credit: The Vermont Book Shop)|
I had a hard time putting the book down. I could've read it in a day, but I wanted to the book to last a few more days.
The book is written by Siobhan Fallon, an Army wife who was stationed in Fort Hood, TX. Its a compilation of short stories surrounding the Army: deployment, affairs, love, trust, marriage, death and the war.
Fallon really makes you think about the issues regarding the Army, and the military, when deployment comes along. It is not that she wants to make you doubt your Spouse, but these are issues that are common in the military life, issues that surround us but don't necessarily involve us.
The one thing I really like about this book is how she would end the short stories. She didn't end them happy nor sad, she ended them in the non-fairy tale way.
The only thing that made me sort of question the book were some secondary characters. You have a Serbian wife, a group of Hispanic wives and a group of German wives which they all stick together. It makes it seem that foreign wives stick together and don't want to branch out, BUT I would like to remind everyone that not every foreign wife not does that, at least count me in that 1%.
Overall this book is a MUST READ.