The blockbuster best-selling author of Night Road and Firefly Lane delivers a masterful novel that explores the sacrifices of one American family and illuminates the true cost of honor, duty, and love.
From a distance, Michael and Joleen Zarkades 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; they are unhappy and edging toward divorce. Then the Iraq war starts. An unexpected deployment will tear their already fragile family apart, sending one of them deep 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. An intimate look at the inner landscape of a disintegrating marriage and a dramatic exploration of the price of war on a single American family, Kristin Hannah's Home Front is a provocative and timely portrait of hope, honor, loss, forgiveness, and the elusive nature of love.
©2012 Kristin Hannah (P)2012 Macmillan Audio
She did a lot of research for this book on the war. It really touched my heart knowing what Jolene and her family went through to bring herself back from all the pain she endured. More people need to know how the war effects our men and woman who fight for our country. Bless them all. Thanks Kristen Hannah for writing this book. It opened my eyes wider then they were before.
This was such an eye opening experience for me regarding our soliders and what they go through. It gives you a new appreciation for the adjustment it takes for a solider from getting the news of deployment to transitioning back to civilian life. Great book!
I love Kristen Hannah. I have listened to many of her books and will search them out when I have a long trip. This book, however, was rather tedious and predictible. There was so much detail that i found myself drifting and having to back up the recording.
I would say it was way below the norm for her books. The attempt to make the female lead into this gung ho soldier did not work for me.
Weak storyline - characters not very likeable.
Not high on my list of her books.
I gravitate toward KH's writing but this one left me wanting.
Patriotic. Heartwrenching. Real.
I cried through easily half of this book The portrayl of the family, and especially the pre-teen girl was spot-on! The deployment of a mother and wife to Iraq, leaving her family behind and her husband in charge of everything, was heart-wrenching, as was her return. It is an angst-filled story of heroism, personal growth, change, and love. Could not stop listening. The narrator did a wonderful job with all the characters, but I particularly loved the accent of the mother-in-law perhaps best.
this book takes you right from the start and never lets you go , such a great story with heart warming friendships .. love that goes flat after years of marriage and a heartfelt commitment of a mother and a soldier ... tear jerker for sure ,but very very good !!!!
I haven't read alot of Kristin Hannah's books before but I really liked this one. I will read more and be encouraged if her other books are better than this one.
Yes, it is just done to perfection!
The life of a woman helicopter pilot and her best friend who left family back home and had to go off to Iraq and suffer then return to home life again and not feel like sshe fits in and has terrible nightmares about what happened to her in Iraq and her marriage and family back home!!!
No I have not but I shall get more after listening to this!!
yes, many times, I cried and cried it is all so true! The author Kristin Hannah is now my favorite and I shall now get and listen to all her books.
I just could not put this audio book down...almost 15 hours and was just spellbound by it and all the information and reseach the author put into this book. She is outstanding!...
Yes loveed the story
You no there are a lot of very good books out there but if u don't have a good narrator. You cant get In to it and she is great
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