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The women : a novel  Cover Image Large Print Book Large Print Book

The women : a novel / Kristin Hannah.

Hannah, Kristin, (author.).

Summary:
'Women can be heroes, too.' When twenty-year-old nursing student Frances Frankie McGrath hears these unexpected words, it is a revelation. Raised on idyllic Coronado Island and sheltered by her conservative parents, she has always prided herself on doing the right thing, being a good girl. But in 1965 the world is changing, and she suddenly imagines a different choice for her life. When her brother ships out to serve in Vietnam, she impulsively joins the Army Nurse Corps and follows his path. As green and inexperienced as the men sent to Vietnam to fight, Frankie is overwhelmed by the chaos and destruction of war, as well as the unexpected trauma of coming home to a changed and politically divided America. The Women is the story of one woman gone to war, but it shines a light on the story of all women who put themselves in harm's way to help others. Women whose sacrifice and commitment to their country has all too often been forgotten. A novel of searing insight and lyric beauty, The Women is a profoundly emotional, richly drawn story with a memorable heroine whose extraordinary idealism and courage under fire defines a generation.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9798891640467
  • Physical Description: 648 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
  • Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2024.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Regular print version previously published by St. Martin's Publishing Group.
Includes author's note with background information.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographic references (page 645).
Subject: United States. Army Nurse Corps > Fiction.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Fiction.
Women veterans > Fiction.
Post-traumatic stress disorder > Fiction.
Genre: Large print books.
War fiction.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 0 of 1 copy available at Bangor.

Holds

  • 3 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bangor Public Library LP F HAN (Text) 75011000411113 Adult Large Print Checked Out 08/06/2024


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