Home Fires Burning: Married to the Military-For Better or Worse

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As taps echoes across the cookie-cutter housing areas of upstate New York's Fort Drum, the wives turn on the evening news, both hoping for and dreading word of their husbands overseas. It's a ritual played out on military bases across the nation as the waiting wives of Karen Houppert's extraordinary new book endure a long, lonely, and difficult year with their husbands far from home. Houppert, a prize winning journalist, spent a year among these women, joining them as they had babies, raised families, ran Cub Scout troops, ...

Home Fires Burning: Married to the Military-For Better or Worse 2006, Ballantine Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780345461704

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