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by Hannah, Kristin.

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From a distance, Michael and Joleen seem to have it all: a solid marriage, two exciting careers, and children they adore. But after twelve years together, the couple has lost their way and are edging toward divorce. Then the Iraq war starts. An unexpected deployment will tear their already fragile family apart, sending one of them into harm's way and leaving the other at home, waiting for news. When the worst happens, each must face their darkest fear and fight for the future of their family.
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Booklist Review: "Readers' favorite Hannah treads familiar domestic territory in her latest novel, the story of Jolene, 41, who struggles with her marriage, her 12-year-old daughter, and a traumatic relationship with her parents. She even has a plucky best friend who lives next door. But Home Front is different because Jolene is a Black Hawk helicopter pilot. Just when her marriage has neared its breaking point, and her children need her more than ever, Jolene is deployed to active duty in Iraq. She returns home seriously injured physically and emotionally and must learn to swallow her pride, accept help, and continue living in the face of heartbreaking loss. Hannah's characters are believable and lively, and her skillful treatment of this difficult topic will leave readers feeling moved and affected by the human toll of war, not lectured to about politics. This new offering after a string of best-sellers is sure to garner a lot of attention, not only because of Hannah's track record with readers but also because of its heartrending and timely subject matter. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: This standout for best-selling Hannah has a 400,000 first print run and will be strongly promoted with a national author tour and lots of media publicity.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Jolene Zarkades has dedicated her life to two things: her family and her career as a helicopter pilot in the National Guard. Her 12-year marriage to Michael, however, is crumbling. A defense attorney, Michael has thrown himself into his work to cope with the death of his father and his feelings of distance from Jolene. After he misses their daughter's track meet, Michael and Jolene get into a fight that results in him declaring that he doesn't love her anymore. The next day, Jolene finds out that her unit is being deployed to Iraq; Michael is furious that she is leaving him to juggle single parenthood and his practice, and they part on bad terms. Her letters home to their daughters exclude the harsh truths of war, but while she's away, Michael starts to come to terms with how much he has taken for granted. Jolene's tour of duty is cut short when her helicopter goes down, killing a young man, severely injuring Jolene, and leaving her best friend Tami in a coma. When Jolene returns home, she must cope with her own anger, guilt, fear, and frustration. Michael begins to understand her situation as he defends a Marine whose PTSD made him kill his wife. Slowly, Jolene heals, beginning the process of coming to terms with her life. By reversing traditional expectations, Hannah (Night Road) calls attention to the modern female soldier and offers a compassionate, poignant look at the impact of war on family. 400,000 first printing. Agent: Andrea Cirillo, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

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Subjects Iraq War, 2003-2011 Fiction
Married people Fiction
Domestic fiction
Publisher New York :Macmillan Audio,2012
Macmillan Audio2012
Contributors Reed, Maggi-Meg.
OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by Maggi-Meg Reed.
Meggi-Meg Reed.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive WMA Audiobook
Requires OverDrive Media Console 1.0 / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
Description 1 audio file : digital
ISBN 9781427223111
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