Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home Book Discussion

July 28, 2016

 

Time: 7:30 p.m. ET

Location: Online

Cost: Free

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Event Description:

Calling all ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club members! Join AAUW for an online book discussion on July 28. We’ll talk with Helen Thorpe, author of Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War.

Many U.S. soldiers sent overseas since 2001 have been women. Surrounded and far outnumbered by men, women soldiers have a decidedly different experience of war. Thorpe follows the lives of three women over 12 years on their paths to the military, overseas to combat, and back home. Throughout the book, readers get to see these women work extremely hard while they deal with the attentions of men on base and in war zones. Thorpe also shows the women’s struggle to stay connected with their families back home. Carefully reported, beautifully written, and powerfully moving, Soldier Girls is an innovative work.

 

About ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club

Female authors are much less likely than male authors to have their books reviewed in major publications like the New York Times and Harper’s Magazine. That’s why we created the ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club: to spotlight engrossing stories and writing by women from all backgrounds. We also connect our members to some of the authors we feature through web discussions. Stay in the know about upcoming ¡Adelante! events, or create your own book club.

 


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