Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (81)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  


This week, I'm waiting on:


Home Front by Kristin Hannah
Publication date: January 31, 2012

Description from Goodreads:

In her bestselling novels Kristin Hannah has plumbed the depths of friendship, the loyalty of sisters, and the secrets mothers keep. Now, in her most emotionally powerful story yet, she explores the intimate landscape of a troubled marriage with this provocative and timely portrait of a husband and wife, in love and at war. 
All marriages have a breaking point. All families have wounds. All wars have a cost. . . .
Like many couples, Michael and Jolene Zarkades have to face the pressures of everyday life---children, careers, bills, chores---even as their twelve-year marriage is falling apart. Then an unexpected deployment sends Jolene deep into harm’s way and leaves defense attorney Michael at home, unaccustomed to being a single parent to their two girls. As a mother, it agonizes Jolene to leave her family, but as a solider she has always understood the true meaning of duty. In her letters home, she paints a rose-colored version of her life on the front lines, shielding her family from the truth. But war will change Jolene in ways that none of them could have foreseen. When tragedy strikes, Michael must face his darkest fear and fight a battle of his own---for everything that matters to his family.
At once a profoundly honest look at modern marriage and a dramatic exploration of the toll war takes on an ordinary American family, Home Front is a story of love, loss, heroism, honor, and ultimately, hope.
I've never read any of Kristin Hannah's books before but this one just sounds too good to pass up. I have a feeling it will be a book with emotional impact that will make readers think.


5 comments:

  1. Love Kristin Hannah's books, and I'm literally waiting for this one. I preordered it, so I should have it next week! Yay!

    Thanks for sharing...and here's another one I've preordered at MY WOW POST - and here’s
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  2. I haven't read any of her stuff either, but I'm always drawn to them! I have heard they are really good!

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  3. I tried Night Road and didn't dig it. I should try her work again.

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  4. i haven't read anything by her, but i've heard her books are great!

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