You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon

What is a military couple’s life like? What challenges come when loved ones are separated by war?

Fallon, an army wife whose husband was deployed three times, shows military couples trying to endure. There are army base wives relying on each other and base routines to endure. There are army men who endure by focusing on their loved ones back home. You Know When the Men Are Gone gives a look at war and its impact on relationships.

Want more books like You Know When the Men Are Gone?

Two vastly different women become friends when their loved ones are deployed in Iraq in Blue Stars by Emily Gray Tedrowe.

A former Marine Captain explores the cost of war on soldiers and civilians in Redeployment by Phil Klay.

Nonfiction books such as Be Safe, Love Mom: A Military Mom’s Stories of Courage, Comfort, and Surviving the Home Front by Elaine Lowry Brye look at the cost of war on those who serve and their families.

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