ARC BOOK REVIEW: The Women by Kristin Hannah
Women can be heroes. When twenty-year-old nursing student Frances “Frankie” McGrath
hears these words, it is a revelation. Raised in the sun-drenched, idyllic
world of Southern California and sheltered by her conservative parents,
she has always prided herself on doing the right thing. But in 1965, the
world is changing, and she suddenly dares to imagine a different future
for herself. When her brother ships out to serve in Vietnam, she joins the
Army Nurse Corps and follows his path.
As green and inexperienced as the men sent to Vietnam to fight, Frankie is over-whelmed by the chaos and destruction of war. Each day is a gamble of life and death, hope and betrayal; friendships run deep and can be shattered in an instant. In war, she meets—and becomes one of—the lucky, the brave, the broken, and the lost.
But war is just the beginning for Frankie and her veteran friends. The real battle lies in coming home to a changed and divided America, to angry protesters, and to a country that wants to forget Vietnam.
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