Home Front - Kristin Hannah

Home Front

By Kristin Hannah

  • Release Date: 2012-01-31
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 384 Ratings


In her bestselling novels Kristin Hannah has plumbed the depths of friendship, the loyalty of sisters, and the secrets mothers keep. Now, in her most emotionally powerful story yet, she explores the intimate landscape of a troubled marriage with this provocative and timely portrait of a husband and wife, in love and at war.

All marriages have a breaking point. All families have wounds. All wars have a cost. . . .

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 an unexpected 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.

At once a profoundly honest look at modern marriage and a dramatic exploration of the toll war takes on an ordinary American family, Home Front is a story of love, loss, heroism, honor, and ultimately, hope.


  • Awesome!

    By Angel6204
    Couldn't put this book down!
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    By Mummay's
    One of the best books I have read in a very long time. Hannah really brought the characters to life and I was there every step of the way. I can't wait to read another one from this author
  • Home Front

    By Lindylou39
    Great strong characters in a very timely situation for our country. Well developed & illustrates the hardships that our service men & women's families experience when there family members are at war.
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    By Naegib
    I am an avid reader, often staying up till the wee hours if a book peeks my interest. This one did, now I plan to read every book this lady has written.
  • Home Front

    By Rory54321
    Great poignant read! I feel that every American should read this to appreciate the sacrifices that our military makes for our freedom and wonderful way of life. I did wonder at watching CNN as they have become so inaccurate and lame in honest journalism! Also I pray that our administration reads this in between golf, Hollywood extravaganzas and vacations to concentrate on keeping us safe and keeping our military strong...although I have no faith in him or his minions.
  • May Be the First, But Won't Be The Last

    By cknight2609
    First book I've read from this author, but I can tell you it won't be the last. What an incredibly story from beginning to end about such a huge issue that many of our troops are facing. Wonderfully written.
  • home front. GREAT BOOK

    By candidbc
    great book! easy read!
  • Happy thru tears

    By 5Madcat
    I don't think I've ever cried so much while reading a book. But that's not a bad thing! I ended up caring about this family and their happiness. I found their feelings to be very realistic, even when I wished that they had better attitudes. I loved the book and finished it in three days!
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    By nana_darlene
    OMG. I loved this book. Get your Kleenex ready. Very loving book!
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    By MrsTDS
    This was my first time reading Kristin Hannah. I was very impressed. I am Active Duty military and a mother of 3, I felt that Hannah completely captured the emotions I have dealt with as a military mom. I am hooked and will be reading more Kristin Hannah books!