Author: Phillys Zimbler Miller
Yearly Count: 48
It is the year 1970, a year of change, uncertainty, and insecurity in our nation. Four women, officer's wives must either embrace or fight the changes that are coming their way. Their husbands, are deciding their own fate. Vietnam is the avoided subject in their gatherings, maybe if they don't talk of it, it will simply be swallowed whole. An amazing novel of the lives of four women, unlikely friends who are almost force to unite in order to make it through their uncertain days together. A racist southerner, an educated Jewish woman, a sheltered black woman, and a Puertorican. Unlikely friends sometimes make the best buddies. They find that their differences are not enough to keep them apart. This is a novel of friendship, relationships, and life under stress.
I wondered how I would do with it, as my brother has just returned from Iraq, after being there over a year and a half. I was worried it would be a liberal bashing of the army, or a republican "we all need to get our guns and go" read....it wasn't either. I felt the whole way through that the characters ballanced each other out. There were some fanatics both ways, which made the balance perfect, and feel much more like the truth than many wartime stories. I did not have to raise my guard at all. I fell in love with this book. A great American read for sure.
This book is so different than what I read most of the time, what a sweet break from my international reading blis. I enjoyed the journey this one brought me on. Overall a great read, intense, loaded and full of well-developed relationships.
Thanks to the Literatehousewife, and the author Phyllis Zimbler Miller for hooking me up with this one!! :) YAY!
Check out the Author's website: Mrs. Lieutenant
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