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The Wives: A Memoir

The Wives: A Memoir

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“A haunting, beautifully written celebration of found sisterhood.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A fearless, engaging, and important memoir.” —Library Journal (starred review)
“[A] gorgeously rendered peek behind the curtain of military life.” —Booklist (starred review)

A captivating memoir that tells the story of one woman’s experience of joining a community of army wives after leaving her New York City job—a profoundly intimate look at marriage, friendship, and the power of human connection.

When her new husband joins an elite Army unit, Simone Gorrindo is uprooted from New York City and dropped into Columbus, Georgia. With her husband frequently deployed, Simone is left to find her place in this new world, alone—until she meets the wives.

Gorrindo gives us an intimate look into the inner lives of a remarkable group of women and a tender, unflinching portrait of a marriage. A love story, an unforgettable coming-of-age tale, and a bracing tour of the intractable divisions that plague our country today, The Wives offers a rare and powerful gift: a hopeful stitch in the fabric of a torn America.

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