Home Front (2019)

Home Front Kristin Hannah Home Front Bestselling author Kristin Hannah explores the intimate landscape of a troubled marriage with this provocative and timely portrait of a husband and wife in love and at war From a distance Michael an
  • Title: Home Front
  • Author: Kristin Hannah
  • ISBN: 9780312577209
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Hardcover
Home Front Kristin Hannah Bestselling author Kristin Hannah explores the intimate landscape of a troubled marriage with this provocative and timely portrait of a husband and wife, in love and at war.From a distance, Michael and Joleen Zarkades seem to have it all a solid marriage, two exciting careers, and children they adore But after twelve years together, the couple has lost their way they arBestselling author Kristin Hannah explores the intimate landscape of a troubled marriage with this provocative and timely portrait of a husband and wife, in love and at war.From a distance, Michael and Joleen Zarkades seem to have it all a solid marriage, two exciting careers, and children they adore But after twelve years together, the couple has lost their way they are unhappy and edging toward divorce Then the Iraq war starts An unexpected deployment will tear their already fragile family apart, sending one of them deep into harm s way and leaving the other at home, waiting for news When the worst happens, each must face their darkest fear and fight for the future of their family An intimate look at the inner landscape of a disintegrating marriage and a dramatic exploration of the price of war on a single American family, Home Front is a provocative and timely portrait of hope, honor, loss, forgiveness, and the elusive nature of love.
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  1. Megs ♥

    Home Front is the newest book by author Kristin Hannah, and I was thrilled to receive an ARC of this book through GoodReads First Reads.When I first read the synopsis of this book, I will admit it didn t seem like something that would appeal to me After reading and loving Night Road I gained confidence in Hannah s writing, though I loved that book so much I decided I will read everything she writes from now on.This book is really about a lot of things Jolene is a 41 year old woman who had a pret [...]

  2. Betsy

    I am a female veteran, having served in the 80 s and 90 s I didn t agree with the author s portrayal of female soldiers as a novelty We ve been around a long time now and have integrated ourselves into the military without being freaks any Likewise, in 2007, the nation was highly supportive of its military heroes and rightfully so I don t think parents and kids would have taunted and teased a child just because her mother was in the military Speaking of children, I tend to disagree with Kristin [...]

  3. Stefanie

    This book affected me in a very deep way I have not cried this much in months a year This book reminds me of how lucky I am to live where I live with my small hardships and my small sacrifices I am so thankful for those who have given their fellow Americans so much by taking on large hardships and enduring large sacrifices I strive to be worthy I give this book my highest recommendation.

  4. Saleh MoonWalker

    Onvan Home Front Nevisande Kristin Hannah ISBN 312577206 ISBN13 9780312577209 Dar 390 Safhe Saal e Chap 2012

  5. Julie

    I tried to like this book For the love of book club I really did In the end I decided that there are two kinds of people in this world those who like Nicholas Sparks and cats and those who don t I fall into the latter category Kristen Hannah must be in the first.

  6. Kara

    Started and finished this on one tear soaked Sunday afternoon Reading it reminded me somewhat of the experience of watching Lord of the Rings cried through the whole thing for no good reason There s just something about the characters that tugs on your heartstrings And there were all the orcs and elves running around.Okay, really not so much like Lord of the Rings, but definitely stirring emotionally I didn t think I d find much in common with a woman in the military, but the author made her inc [...]

  7. Amy

    This book initially caught my attention because it was about a female soldier in Iraq As a civilian we are actually clueless when it comes to the sacrifice and service that soldiers give to hold our freedom I think we forget the real men and women involved in War and focus on numbers or statistics It is easier for us to be blissfully ignorant Kristin Hannah reveals an intimate dual experience of both the soldier and the family She explores the journey from both sides before, during, and after wa [...]

  8. Aestas Book Blog

    All marriages have a breaking point All families have wounds All wars have a costI just finished reading this really great book For a change of pace from my usual reads, it s actually not a Romance, it s in the Women s Fiction genre but it s by an author whose writing I LOVE because she writes with such powerful imagery and raw honesty that it feels like you re living the story with the characters This story is about a woman who serves in the military flying helicopters and who is also a loving [...]

  9. Shana

    This novel was truly disappointing, and I say this from the perspective of a military spouse The one slightly unique aspect was that the military member in this case was the wife But the storyline was hardly imaginative The wife, Jolene, enjoys serving her country and cares a lot about her job Michael is the callous civilian husband who doesn t like that his wife s line of work In an already tension filled home, further conflict arises when Jolene is deployed Surprised Even surprising is the fa [...]

  10. Linda

    Home Front is a raw, gritty and stunning portrayal of a woman battling two separate wars her crumbling marriage and well, war Literally.Jolene, a mother of two and a helicopter pilot in the National Guard, is called up to serve in the Iraq war Never questioning her commitment to serve, Jolene must leave behind her husband and two young girls and fight for her country as she trained to do.This book really got to me At times, I found myself listening with tears running down my cheeks especially af [...]

  11. Danielle

    I find it hard to believe that the same person who wrote Winter Garden wrote this None of the characters were even remotely close to being likable they were all obnoxious whiners If life gave you do overs I would definitely invest the time I wasted reading this book in doing something else.

  12. Sharon

    Jolene first met Michael when she was seventeen It was just after her parents had died and she walked into a legal aid office which Michael was working at At the time Michael was an intern and it was his first year of law school Jolene was not only grieving for her parents but she was trying to figure out what to do next Michael helped her out as much as he could Six years later they met up again and and eventually they got married They now have two daughters Betsy aged twelve and Lulu aged four [...]

  13. Amy's Book Reviews

    Maybe I expected too much after Hannah s brilliant NIGHT ROAD and most of her other books I found the story to be incredibly predictable and cliche The premise of the story is a good one, but this story lacks the originality found in most of Hannah s books I don t want to say too much detail about what was predictable, for fear of spoiling the book The character of Michael is the most well rounded and well written, because he s a flawed good guy His major flaws workaholism, poor communication sk [...]

  14. Ally

    I m not even going to rate this one because I only got to 36% before I moved on to bigger and better books One lady in the book club assured me that she was crying and sobbing in the end.This book was just so boring for me I couldn t relate to the characters at all Jolene was such a push over in every aspect of her life If her husband was bothering her, she would sometimes say something and then drop it If her daughter was acting like a total bitch, as she was for the majority of what I read, Jo [...]

  15. Becky

    Short synopsis Jolene, a stoic National Guard pilot, is married to selfish, brooding Michael She has two kids cute little Lulu and bratty Betsy She also has a plucky friend named Tami and an angelically supportive mother in law Then Jolene is deployed to Iraq, and everyone Learns Something and Jolene isn t so stoic and Michael isn t so selfish and brooding and Betsy isn t so bratty Lulu is still cute.A woman in my book club won free copies of this book for all of us, so we picked it up as a quic [...]

  16. Cafelilybookreviews

    The beautiful, peaceful beach scene on the cover of this book did not prepare me for what I was about to encounter within it s pages When I finished this book, I was emotionally wrung out To say that I have a greater appreciation for what our servicemen and women go through when they are deployed and then come home again, is an understatement I could not stop thinking about the troops who are on their way home even now and what life for them and their families will be like when they get here.Hom [...]

  17. Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*

    I cried buckets of tears listening to this book on audio It is a very moving and humbling read.Kristin Hannah shows great understanding of the slow disintegration of a marriage, the terror of going to war, the angriness of being a teenager, the demands of a four year old, the struggles of a mother trying to hold it all together, of trying to be everything to all her family members until circumstances beyond her control bring it all crashing down about her Her understanding is conveyed in the way [...]

  18. SummerAmethyst

    Although I can say that I did enjoy this book, there were several times that I couldn t put it down, I have to be honest and also say that I cannot give it 5 stars and am not sure that I really want to give it 4 stars The storyline was very good, the characters of Michael and Jolene were likeable, by the end of the book I really wanted their marriage to work out and I felt terrible for everything they had been through as a couple and as individuals However I could not stand their older daughter [...]

  19. Crystal Starr Light

    Bullet Review This book is HUGELY offensive Offensive to military families how the f did Michael survive THAT LONG married to a Army National Guard officer Offensive to women assuming it s the wife s responsibility to teach her husband to leave work for his OWN F ING DAUGHTER S TRACK MEET Offensive to people who like good writing and characters Lulu is that 4 year old that exists in Family Circle comics and in imaginations only.But it was this line that made me DNF at 16% or at the start of Chap [...]

  20. Jill

    There is a reason I am stingy with 5 star ratings and this book is a prime example of that reason Every now and then you read a book that is just so far above the rest of the pack that you know you will not soon forget it For me, this is one of those books The last one I read that touched me to this degree was Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, which also deserves 5 stars This is one of the most compelling books I have read in a long time Periodically I had to put it down and walk away, regain my pe [...]

  21. Christine

    I really didn t care for Home Front I did though like the idea behind the story.As the novel unfolds, we meet Joleen, the product of two alcoholic parents, now a supposedly strong and independant woman who flies helicopters for the National Guard She is married to a successful lawyer named Michael who seems to be logging hours at the office than at home, and is getting pulled into defending a former US Marine accused of killing his wife Joleen and Michael have a teenage daughter who is struggli [...]

  22. Carol

    Heavy handed, sophomoric and sappy Those were my feelings just in the first 40 pages of this novel And, the names, OMG, the names Joline, Betsy, Lulu, Sienna, Zoe, Tami Each on their own, just fine but all in one book Just too much sugar, thank you.I found Michael, the military spouse, to be extremely unlikable from the first This war is stupid and I don t support you, moment Especially considering the fact that Jolene was an army reservist before they even started dating did he mention how he f [...]

  23. Pat

    I found this book extremely emotional for me I am a great fan of Kristin Hannah novels, Firefly Lane I think was my favoriteuntil now.The Zarkades family seems like your ordinary American familytill you take a closer look Michael is a criminal defense attorney, starting to wonder if he will ever be able to defend an innocent person He is quite affected by his fathers death, but is unable to express his feelings Consequently, he s removed himself from the family, and working harder than ever Jole [...]

  24. Sonia Cristina

    Agora n o sei porque adiei tanto a leitura deste livro ou ainda porque pensei, durante 2 anos, que n o ia ler, que n o queria Acho que h livros e autores que t m uma altura certa para ser lidos e s resta esperar por essa leitura e n o for ar.Adorei O Regresso Mas adorei mesmo para mim um livro de 5 estrelas Nas primeiras 100 p ginas, pouco mais que isso, ainda andei ali a patinar Michael irritava me profundamente Jolene tamb m era irritante com aquelas frases feitas de encorajamento que n o caem [...]

  25. Nancy

    I think I m done with Kristin Hannah I used to see her books as great chick y reading marital ups and downs, personal crises, kids in trouble yada yada yada But the last couple have been major disappointments I don t think it s Hannah s writing or plotting I think it s me.As I was reading, I felt continuously yanked around by the author s Big Important Points Military families must do their duty, even when one spouse is inclined to be liberal Spouses must face their interpersonal problems and sa [...]

  26. Stacy

    This was one of my least favorite Kristin Hannah books It was really long, depressing, and dreary There were some really important issues such as women leaving their children to go to war, but I felt like this book BEAT THE ISSUES TO DEATH Okay, we get it War is hard on soldiers even after they return Post traumatic stress disorder is a real illness, and our resources for returning vets are woefully unprepared.Most of the characters in the Zarkades family are unlikable at times, and that makes t [...]

  27. Syndi

    TOward 10% of the book, i hate joleen, michael and their spoil and shallow kids i hate how joleen just be passive watchi g her marriage crumble how she plays stupid victim of her own marriage i hate michael character who js just simply selfish and a jerk then the farawell ok i have to admit it gets me teary then the war and then coming home somehow i feel the writing is too light light in the meaning fit for lifetime movie on tv i can pretty muc guess the ending this book overal is enjoyable but [...]

  28. Kindling Micky

    2.5 starsThis was an audio listen I found HOME FRONT to be overwhelmingly depressing Clearly, this book tackles difficult topics of war, loss, relationships and PTSD Nevertheless, I felt it was so dark in mood that I felt dragged down by the story and by Jo I liked the realistic viewpoint of events, however there was a distinct lack of hope at any point It is possible that listening on audio enhanced the emotionality of the story and therefore enhanced the depressive tone I just didn t enjoy it [...]

  29. Deana

    I usually really enjoy Kristin Hannah books, but this one seemed far fetched The parts about soldiers suffering from PTSD is a fact and something that should not be taken lightly My opinion is that in real life, soldiers should absolutely be taken care of after the protection they have given us and our country However, this was just too sappy for me 1 If I saw one time that the characters said something quietly I was going to scream I almost didn t finish it because of that alone It gave me the [...]

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