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Homefront: Stories de Victoria Kelly
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Homefront: Stories (edició 2024)

de Victoria Kelly

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Inspired by Victoria Kelly's experiences as the wife of a fighter pilot during three wartime deployments, this collection follows women whose lives have been impacted by war and military service as they struggle with their fragile ideas of home.  In "Prayers of an American Wife," a Navy wife grapples with loneliness when she discovers that her neighbor, also a Navy wife, is having an affair while their husbands are deployed on the same aircraft carrier. Tensions rise in "The Strangers of Dubai" as a soldier on leave tries to buy his wife a souvenir from an Afghan vendor. After attending eight funerals with fellow military wives whose husbands died in the Iraq war, the protagonist in "Finding the Good Light" divorces her Navy husband and tries to start a new life as a movie star. These, along with the eleven other stories in this collection, explore the emotional landscape of the resilient women who remain on the homefront. Kelly's stories offer readers an intimate, eye-opening look into the sacrifices and steadfastness of military family members.  … (més)
Membre:kristincedar
Títol:Homefront: Stories
Autors:Victoria Kelly
Informació:University of Nevada Press
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca, Early Reviewers, Electronic
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I received this book (an ebook) through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program.
Victoria Kelly has produced a wonderful collection of short stories. While there is no particular theme to the collection what they all have in common is a connection with the military in some way.
She has drawn on her own experience as a military wife - she knows, or has seen, the effect of deployment and the demands of life in the armed forces can have on a family, and on individuals.
Life can be very difficult for the family members, especially the spouses, of service personnel on deployment. There is a semblance of life going on, but one never knows what's happening with your partner. It can be stressful and confusing. This is where Kelly's stories really shine - the experience of the other is opened up for our examination. She doesn't blame or shame, there is no judgement, she tells the story of people, many of whom are struggling to remain normal, when their world is anything but.
It's an extraordinary collection of stories that I cannot recommend highly enough. ( )
  buttsy1 | May 7, 2024 |
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"Homefront" écrit par la célèbre chroniqueuse de guerre, Victoria Kelly, compile quatorze histoires ayant pour point commun, les héros militaires, et/ou de guerre sur le terrain, qui, tous/toutes, souffrent de solitude qui les écrasent d'autant plus que la mort est en filigranne à chacun de leurs pas.
Leurs quêtes inaliénables et légitimes d'amour motivent leurs actes d'héroîsme tant sur leur vie quotidienne, que sur le théâtre effroyable des conflits armés de par le monde.

Victoria Kelly a le don d'emener le lecteur au coeur même de ces tragédies humaines, forte de sa pluralité d'expériences en tant que deux fois l'épouse d'officiers.

Chacun des récits offre une vision différente de la vie, une fois rentré dans le monde des civils. De toutes ces histoires, émouvantes et vraies, se tisse l'essence d'un amour abîmé, bafoué ou refoulé et surtout, de cet espoir inimaginable que détient chaque personne en elle, le moteur qui donne un sens à sa vie.
L'auteur l'a si bien compris qu'elle en distille son essence tout du long de ces récits, avec une délicate et tragique subtilité.

Trés triste, mais aussi très beau !
Et, l'éprouvant constat qui se répète, histoire après histoire, celui de vivre...mais aussi celui de mourir...absolument seul ! Tout seul !

Lisez-le ! ( )
  Louanne | Apr 30, 2024 |
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If you like collections of short stories, this could be a book for you. This was a quick read, with stories all loosely connected to the military. It wasn't my favorite, and I wouldn't re-read it, but it passed the time.

I received a free copy of this book through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program in exchange for my honest review.
  Keith.Benjamin | Apr 26, 2024 |
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I did finally get a copy, after chasing down publishers. I cannot wait for the new system to come out for reviews. Until then, I’m sure I’d rate this book just a half star higher if it wasn’t for the inability to send out materials, but it wasn’t a terrible read. I’m still not convinced about the central theme of the book —- the thing that brings all these stories together. But just like another collection of stories or works, there are some very highly successful, so terrible ones but most are okay. Just okay.

i was due to receive Homefront: Stories Victoria Kelly in the March 2024 Batch or Early Reviewers. i never received it. i reached out to social media, got one response on facebook chat, but they never sent it beyond receipt of the message. doesn't look like anyone got it, so i doubt they are a real service. ( )
  kristincedar | Apr 15, 2024 |
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Inspired by Victoria Kelly's experiences as the wife of a fighter pilot during three wartime deployments, this collection follows women whose lives have been impacted by war and military service as they struggle with their fragile ideas of home.  In "Prayers of an American Wife," a Navy wife grapples with loneliness when she discovers that her neighbor, also a Navy wife, is having an affair while their husbands are deployed on the same aircraft carrier. Tensions rise in "The Strangers of Dubai" as a soldier on leave tries to buy his wife a souvenir from an Afghan vendor. After attending eight funerals with fellow military wives whose husbands died in the Iraq war, the protagonist in "Finding the Good Light" divorces her Navy husband and tries to start a new life as a movie star. These, along with the eleven other stories in this collection, explore the emotional landscape of the resilient women who remain on the homefront. Kelly's stories offer readers an intimate, eye-opening look into the sacrifices and steadfastness of military family members.  

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