A Year of Absence : Six Women's Stories of Courage, Hope, and Love (Part of Deployment Family Kit).

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Redmond, Jessica.
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This book highlights the experiences of six women living on an Army post in Baumholder, Germany whose husbands are deployed to Iraq. The women were interviewed biweekly between April 2003 and August 2004. They describe the pressures of single-parenthood, battles with alcoholism and depression, marital strife, the strength and comfort that come with the support of close friends, and their fear of death during the 15 months of deployment. Their relationships with their husbands and with the community are discussed, as well as their own quest to cope with the deployment. 27 references.

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