Summary: Like many couples, Michael and Jolene Zarkades have to face the pressures of everyday life ―children, careers, bills, chores― even as their twelve-year marriage is falling apart. Then a deployment sends Jolene deep into harm’s way and leaves defense attorney Michael at home, unaccustomed to being a single parent to their two girls. As a mother, it agonizes Jolene to leave her family, but as a solider, she has always understood the true meaning of duty. In her letters home, she paints a rose-colored version of her life on the front lines, shielding her family from the truth. But war will change Jolene in ways that none of them could have foreseen. When tragedy strikes, Michael must face his darkest fear and fight a battle of his own―for everything that matters to his family.
Read-Alikes: If you liked this book, here are some other titles you might enjoy as well.
A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman
The Life We Bury – Allen Eskens
Secrets of a Charmed Life – Susan Meissner
Me Before You – Jojo Moyes
Here’s to Us – Elin Hilderbrand
Leaving Time – Jodi Picoult
Book Club: Home Front will be our October book club selection. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk. Downloadable versions can be found on MyMediaMall. Book discussion will be on October 18th at 1:3opm at the Library.