Cover Image for the book A Year of Absence by Jessica Redmond

6"x9" 232 pages

ISBN 978-0-9657483-1-5
Hardcover $24.95
Case Quantity 28

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A Year of Absence

Six Women's Stories of Courage, Hope, and Love

A Year of Absence follows the lives of six women whose husbands, all members of the U.S. Army’s First Armored Division based in Germany, deploy to Iraq in April 2003. A young lieutenant’s wife comes dangerously close to alcoholism. Marriages are pushed to the breaking point by the constant strain of fifteen months apart. Each morning the women anxiously scan the headlines, wondering if they still have a husband, if their children still have a father. Some form friendships that become their lifeline. Others somehow find courage despite their isolation.


Midwest Book Awards Winner 1st Place Gold Medal
Midwest Book Awards – First Place, Current Events
Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal
Military Writers Society of America – Gold Medal, Best Nonfiction

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