Home Front

Kristin Hannah

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16 August 2012
400 pages


A heart-wrenching portrayal of a mother and wife returning from war to face family life that's forever changed. Kristin Hannah's Home Front is a provocative and timely portrait of hope, honour, loss, forgiveness – and the elusive nature of love.

From a distance, Michael and Jolen Zarkades seem to have it all: a solid dependable marriage, exciting careers and children they adore. But after twelve blissful years together, the couple has lost their way. They are unhappy and edging towards divorce. Then an unexpected deployment tears their already fragile family apart, sending one of them deep into harm's way and leaving the other at home, caring for the children and waiting for news. When the worst happens, each must face their darkest fear and fight for the future of their family.

Also available from Kristin Hannah, the number one bestseller The Four Winds and The Nightingale.

By reversing traditional expectations, Hannah calls attention to the modern female soldier and offers a compassionate, poignant look at the impact of war on family.

Publishers Weekly

A wrenching depiction of war’s aftermath.

Kirkus Reviews

An unusual premise, with Mum going to war as an army reserve whilst dad has to stay home and keep things together. Interesting characters and the very real depiction of "life must go on" as tragedy strikes and everyone comes to terms with what's going on. Brilliant dialogue makes this a compulsive read.

Books Monthly