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The Women
The Women: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
The missing. The forgotten. The brave... The women. From master storyteller Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Four Winds, comes the story of a turbulent, transformative era in America: the 1960s. The Women is that rarest of novelsat once an intimate portrait of a woman coming of age in a dangerous time and an epic tale of a nation divided by war and broken by politics, of a generation both fueled by dreams and lost on the battlefield. 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 harms 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 define a generation.
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451Degrees
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A read dedicated to telling the story of the often forgotten female nurses that served in Vietnam. 21 year old Frankie is determined to serve the US as a nurse during the Vietnam War. What follows is a decade of growth, loss, grief, and crawling back from falling to rock bottom. The storyline had me smiling and cheering to raging and overwhelmed especially reading about the treatment of Vietnam veterans both men and women when they returned home.

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451Degrees
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Ok things are happening that I would like to be happening at the end of the book… WHY IS THERE SO MUCH BOOK LEFT😱😭

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Bookbuyingaddict
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@staci.reads has already reviewed this book 📖 perfectly . I enjoyed it but didn‘t love it , I felt it lacked real depth & I didn‘t really engage or feel to deeply about the characters. Instead the plot just skipped from one tragic breakdown to another . It almost felt like you never really got to know any of the characters. Shame as it‘s such a worth while topic to write about and bring attention to

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 3d
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Bookish_Gal
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This historical fiction discusses a very real time in history, where history was swept under the rug. After Vietnam, we turned around and thanked the men who fought. Those Vets were not treated well. This included the women nurses who were there and left to their own PTSD, forgotten. My heart broke multiple times. Liked how it encompassed Frankie going into, staying, then coming out of her Army service. Felt rushed, one tragic romance to another.

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staci.reads
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I liked it - didn't love it. While I appreciate the author bringing needed attention to the women who served in Vietnam, it lacks depth. She rushes from tragic plot point to tragic plot point, seeming to believe that's all her readers are here for now. I felt the same about The Four Winds. It seems to have become her formula, and it makes her writing predictable and manipulative, as she tries for a tearjerker.
April #Doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

JamieArc That‘s exactly why I don‘t read her… 5d
fredthemoose My main takeaway from The Four Winds was that there was just too much misery porn. Thanks for the review—I‘ll probably skip this one 5d
Lesliereadsalot I‘m with you on this one. 4d
TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 4d
Bookbuyingaddict Great 👍 review totally agree ! I thought it was just me ! Instead of a strong female lead she‘s made her a tragic figure which is a shame as it takes away the main focus of how truly pointless awful and horrific the Vietnam war like all wars , was (edited) 3d
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BookishTrish
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While I enjoyed how story driven this book was, and liked the time period and subject matter, I didn‘t really care about any of the characters too much. The audiobook narration was excellent and the time flew by, but in the end I was lukewarm on the experience.

britt_brooke I haven‘t written my review yet, but same. 6d
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Pinta
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Feels like characters in service of research, checking off a list of experiences during and after the Vietnam War and having Frankie and her friends experience them all. Having just read a biography with first-hand accounts of the front lines, this definitely feels researched and at a distance. Still, Frankie‘s persistence pulled me forward and yes to more writing on women's experience at war. Julia Whelan really is a great audio narrator. 2023

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ICantImReading
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A book‘s great gift is that through its pages, you can be transported to another time and place and gain insight to a life different than your own. My favorite historical fiction novels teach me something about our past and inspire me to research more on my own while also delivering a memorable story. ⬇️

ICantImReading Kristin Hannah‘s latest has these traits in spades, making a powerful impression. Remembrance is essential so that we can honor and learn from our history. #BOTM 1w
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britt_brooke
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My boy loved our greenway walk this morning! We usually walk in our neighborhood, so he digs a little change of pace.

#audiowalk #dogsoflitsy

LeahBergen The bottom photo! He‘s blissed out. 😆 1w
Princess-Kingofkings Ooh, he is handsome! 1w
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daena Ahhh. That face, so sweet. 1w
AlaMich What a sweetie pie! 1w
ericarobynreads Oh my gosh 🥰😍 1w
Ruthiella ❤️🐶❤️🐶❤️ 1w
dabbe He has definitely found his bliss. 🖤🐾🖤 1w
britt_brooke @Princess-Kingofkings @daena @AlaMich @ericarobynreads @Ruthiella @dabbe Thanks, all! He‘s my sweet goofball best buddy. 🐾 1w
Gissy 🐶 🤎 🤎🤎 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💚 🐶 1w
rubyslippersreads What a lovely smile! 🐶 1w
batsy What a gorgeous place and dog 😁 He's so happy in the second one, I can't 💚 1w
britt_brooke @batsy Thank you! He‘s my precious baby. 🩶🐾 And this spot is right by our library, too! 1w
NatalieR Adorable fur baby! ❤️🐾 Beautiful place for a walk! 😎 1w
britt_brooke @NatalieR Thank you! 🩶🐾 We‘re lucky it‘s close by! 1w
lazydaizee Lovely photos. 7d
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Rachel.Rencher
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I took advantage of Amazon's buy 2 get 1 free sale! (Plus a magazine about Taylor because...duh)

Starting the tagged book next 🤓

shortsarahrose I also ordered The Women in Amazon‘s buy two get one free sale (I was shopping for a copy of Little Women for my Mom for Mother‘s Day and ended up buying for myself, too 😆) 1w
lazydaizee Oh no! Amazon had a sale and I missed it. 7d
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Bookwormjillk
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This book. Imagine going to that war and coming home to a country that didn‘t even believe you had been there.

I almost gave up at one point because I was frustrated with all of the love stories. I‘m glad I didn‘t though because the last 1/4 of this book was extremely powerful.

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vlwelser
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I honestly liked this a whole lot more than I expected.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
TheBookHippie I loathe the author 😅🤐🤫 so I don‘t want to try🤣 2w
vlwelser @TheBookHippie I do too honestly but it got picked for a book club. I expected it to be awful. It was actually pretty good. Not a lot of the Vietnam books have a female perspective. 2w
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TheBookHippie @vlwelser believe it or not Danielle Steel did one. I remember reading it with my grandma. 🙃 2w
vlwelser @TheBookHippie well, she has written eleventy billion books, so 🤷 2w
TheBookHippie @vlwelser yes I know I‘ve read every billionth one. 😅 2w
Sargar114 My mother in law keeps telling me to read this one 2w
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fictionaddictbooks
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I listened to the tagged book while I made some mango coulis and I love how it turned out.

Though I'm a bit worried for Frankie since she returned from 'Nam. She's not doing well in the real world and I fear she'll return to the war only to die. Fingers crossed

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wen4blu
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Last chapter…..I‘m not going to cry, I‘m not going to cry, I‘m not going to….sniffle.

Bookbuyingaddict I know !!! 🤧🤧😪 surely they‘re got to make this one into a tv 📺 series it would be amazing 🤩 2w
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Bookbuyingaddict
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#whatsnewwednesdays on page 📑 195 & really enjoying so far , I have found KH‘s books 📚 either a hit or miss . Wonder 💭 who else is reading this at the moment ? No electricity ⚡️ in my house 🏡 today & no WiFi due to A new fuse box being fitted so only thing to do is read and write ✍️ but now missing my coffee ☕️ so il be taking the pups 🐶 into town soon.
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TieDyeDude @Read4life @LitsyLove @Eggs happy 😃 Wednesday !

Eggs Loved this book ❤️🪖 🩺 2w
Read4life It‘s on my TBR but I haven‘t gotten to it yet. 2w
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Bookish_Gal
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Whew, time to get back on these book club boxes so I don‘t get piled in them.
This is a historical book about women nurses who were in the Vietnam war. What I understand is their experiences getting through that. What I know of the author is that she writes a lot of historical themed stories. Which is a genre I am working on exploring more of. I hear many good things of her, mixed on recent books. So we‘ll see.
#ouabc

Bookbuyingaddict Are you enjoying it so far ? I‘m on page 📑 195 and finding it an easy read , writing ✍️ style not content 😌 2w
Bookish_Gal @Bookbuyingaddict Not too far at the moment, priority was previous book. I am enjoying how the first few chapters are layer out. 2w
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Jaimelire
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My third book by Kristin Hannah. She sure knows how to write books that take you on an emotional roller coaster. My husband was a child refugee from Vietnam in the late 1970s. I don‘t think he could read this. That war destroyed so many lives :(

Suet624 It sure did. 3w
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Bookbuyingaddict
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Book non2 of April #bookspinbingo and our bookclub monthly pick , snuggling with my little fur girl & suffering with Covid again !!! Wondering 🤔 if lm going into the Guinness book of records for contracting covid the most in a year 😖thank goodness for vaccines 💉 how bad would it be without them & thank goodness 😅 for books 📚 Wer never truly alone when we read. I wonder 💭 how many people on the planet 🌍 are reading right now along with me ☺️

Gissy I hope you feel better soon. How many times with COVID?😳 but you have a good company there🐶❤️❤️❤️ 3w
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 3w
Prairiegirl_reading Oh my goodness!! I hope you feel better soon!! 3w
RedxoHearts Aw cute pup. Their snuggles always help. I hope you feel better soon! 3w
bthegood get well soon - 3w
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vlwelser
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Me and my current book bestie are sitting on a train with "mechanical issues" in a snow storm. In April. Should have stayed in bed.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh no!! How is this book? I‘ve heard mixed reviews. 3w
vlwelser @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I'm about 80 pages in. It seems ok so far. My bestie and I are trying a new local book club. And this was the thing they chose to read. I wouldn't have picked this for myself. 3w
AmyG Oh no! Godspeed. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I thought this book was decent. It‘s NO Nightengale, that‘s for sure. (edited) 3w
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vlwelser
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Today's book bestie is this tome which I need to read for a new IRL book club I am trying out. Not my favorite author. Not my favorite subject. But we try new things.

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jamield1911
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I dragged this out as I didn't want it to end. I've not felt that way about a book in a long time.
The last few pages, I was sobbing. Although, I was ugly crying in parts throughout the book.

So beautifully written. The research that has gone into the book is absolutely phenomenal.
Book of the year. Hands down. If I could give 6 stars out of 5, I would. An absolute masterpiece.

"Women can be heroes." ?❤️

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MamaGina
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I tried…I really tried. But after accidentally learning about not ONE but TWO spoilers that just turned me off, the multiple times I was told something rather than shown it and the severe case of “your research is showing” I just couldn‘t continue—and I made it pretty far. After realizing I had completely avoided reading ANYTHING for three days, it was time to add this one to the donation box.📦

Suet624 Yeah, this was a disappointment. 3w
jlhammar Yes, so much telling instead of showing! That bothered me as well. 3w
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jamield1911
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What a perfect Easter Sunday 🐣

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Karisa
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On our DC 8th grade trip and one of the students posted this photo to the group chat. She wrote: “Out of all the amazing pictures I took today, I'm posting this one in honor of World War 2 and Women's history month. The name of the woman who spoke this quote was Colonel Oveta Culp Hobby. . .

Karisa The quote represents the historical importance of women in the army and how they served our country equal to everyone else that served. They are figures of independence and equality.” Kids like this make me hopeful for the future! 4w
TheBookHippie 💕✊🏼💕 4w
AnnCrystal 💝🇺🇲🦅🇺🇸💝! 4w
KadaGul @Karisa 🇺🇸👷‍♀️👩‍🎓👩‍🏭👩‍🔬👩‍⚕️🪖⛑️🇺🇸#WomenHistory 4w
AmyG 🙌🏻 4w
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jamield1911
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Book delivery day!

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KristiAhlers
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This book was so incredibly emotional. Frankie was a character who was so complex but at the same time so very simple and real. I know people are complaining about the romance aspect of it...bit I feel they are missing the point of the relationships formed in combat. Have kleenex ready and be swept up into this devastating part of our history.

AmyG I enjoyed this one. 1mo
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jlhammar
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Sad to report Hannah‘s latest, already so beloved by so many, was just okay for me. I appreciated the story she was trying to tell, but it felt a bit choppy and rushed and soap opera-esque. I was very disappointed by the heavy focus on romance. #BOTM

Suet624 Same 😔 1mo
Lesliereadsalot Didn‘t do it for me either. 1mo
JuniperWilde I love unpopular opinions 1mo
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Hooked_on_books Hannah has never appealed to me for those very reasons, so I‘m glad I‘m staying away from this one. 1mo
marleed The double romance was almost an insult to bad-ass Frankie doing a double-tour. I prefer to think she was too busy and focused for that! 1mo
Kitta Oh this is probably not for me then, I don‘t like books focused on romance. I‘ll give it a pass. Thanks and good review! 1mo
ReadingisMyPassion I loved it. I know what it is like to be overlooked as a veteran because I am female. Not a popular choice when I was 18. 1mo
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Rissa1
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I don't even know of I can write a review through these tears. I closed this book and the flood gates opened. I don't know why it hit me so hard, but it did. This is a book I will recommend for a long time, one I won't forget, and one,when it inevitably made into a movie, will not quite hit the mark. Bravo Ms. Hannah!
5⭐️

LiteraryinLawrence 💗💗💗 1mo
Reggie Awwww. I‘ve never read her but want to someday. 1mo
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Rissa1
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And I am crying in the waiting room of my kids' dentist.
#waitingroomreading

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Suet624
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I ran away from home with a former medic in the Green Berets stationed in Vietnam. He was eight years older than me and came home with a heroin habit. The Vietnam War was a nightly nightmare for him that heroin just barely alleviated. This book brought up a lot of memories for me. While it provides a lot of info to those unaware of the history, the romances within it were far fetched and drew me away from what the story could have been.

BarbaraBB You should write a book 🩷 1mo
Megabooks It's really good to have your perspective on this one. I think Vietnam hits different for people of a certain age. My mom lost a lot of friends who were drafted. I think it still doesn't feel historical for her even all these years later. I have a strong memory of her crying at the wall when we went to DC in 89. 1mo
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Suet624 @Megabooks Thanks, Meg. you‘re absolutely right. Those days still seem very close. I cried at the wall too. There‘s not enough space here to tell the stories of friends lost or ruined. Now so many people go to Vietnam as tourists and I can‘t imagine ever doing it. To add to that, we killed so many folks and destroyed their land with poisons and yet somehow they welcome us with open arms. War sucks. 1mo
Megabooks My uncle did two tours, and he just started being able to share stories in the past 5 or so years. I remember he couldn‘t drive in the rain for most of my childhood. And yes, I can‘t believe how welcoming they are. It‘s weird that I was scrolling through instagram earlier today and saw a post about Bourdain and Obama‘s meal in Vietnam and that the restaurant had the table encased in glass. Idk. Forgiveness is amazing on any level. 1mo
Suet624 @Megabooks wow. Your uncle not being able to drive in the rain. That hits hard. 1mo
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AmyK1
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“Thank God for girlfriends. In this crazy, chaotic, divided world that was run by men, you could always count on the women.”

Frankie McGrath is young, sheltered, and idealistic when she decides to follow her brother to Vietnam as a combat nurse. This is a raw, vivid portrayal of the horrors of war-and the bonds of friends-& the deplorable way vets were treated when they returned home.
I loved Frankie, Ethel & Barb. Everyone should have friends⬇️

AmyK1 as loving and supportive as them ❤️ 1mo
Texreader Excellent review 1mo
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AmyG
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Wonderful book about a nurse in Vietnam and her life when she returns home.

#readyourkindle @CBee

Bookwormjillk Really looking forward to this one 1mo
Lesliereadsalot You liked it more than I did! Haven‘t really liked her last three books. 1mo
CBee Yay 😀 1mo
AmyK1 I‘m reading this one right now. Have just over 100 pages left. 1mo
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JHSiess
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📚 𝑭𝒆𝒃𝒓𝒖𝒂𝒓𝒚 𝑾𝒓𝒂𝒑-𝑼𝒑 📚

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝗪𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐅𝐢𝐫𝐞

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐅𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐎𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐚 𝗪𝐞𝐬𝐭
𝐕𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐚𝐫𝐤
𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐫: 𝐁𝐚𝐝 𝐋𝐮𝐜𝐤 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐞
𝐀 𝐇𝐚𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐀𝐫𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐜
𝐌𝐲 𝐀𝐧𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐚

ᴅᴏ ʏᴏᴜ ꜱᴇᴛ ʀᴇᴀᴅɪɴɢ ɢᴏᴀʟ(ꜱ) ꜰᴏʀ ʏᴏᴜʀꜱᴇʟꜰ? ɪꜰ ꜱᴏ, ʜᴏᴡ ɪꜱ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴘʀᴏɢʀᴇꜱꜱ ꜱᴏ ꜰᴀʀ ɪɴ 2024?

AmyG I am reading The Women now….excellent. 1mo
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MysticFaerie
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5🌟/5🌟

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NikkiKey94
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I wish there was an option for a 10 star rating because this book would get it hands down. The Women was an absolutely phenomenal book and I felt so many emotions this entire book.

Frankie‘s journey throughout this book was just heartbreaking and I wanted to be there for her and hug her.

Kristin Hannah is such an amazing writer. The way she can evoke so many emotions with just words is amazing.

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This is definitely a pick! I must admit I was disappointed at first and thought it'd only be a so-so. But by part 2, it became a solid pick. I hadn't realized the level of disrespect vets faced returning from Nam nor did I know how utterly disregarded the women were. Not only was misinformation spread in the US, but the women who served were blatantly told they were never in Nam. I also appreciated the voice given to trauma and it's potent impact.

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BirdLaVie
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The Women is an immersive experience, traveling back to a time not long ago in which women were steeply denied recognition, dignity, and respect for serving their country. Hannah demonstrates the infuriating injustice, patriarchal tyranny, and mind-blowing disregard for competent veterans. Deep, flowing trauma-bonds between women are forged and they hold one another up; seeing and understanding one another in a way that the world refuses to.

BirdLaVie Though Vietnam is a stark backdrop, I think that the message stands up in most circumstances still today: women are still not fully seen by anybody but one another. If we don‘t bond with other women, we are deeply alone. I thought this was a beautiful work to honor the courageous women in history who served our country thanklessly and suffered greatly for it. 2mo
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Macnjen
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Excellent. I love her writing and it felt very real.

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DebinHawaii
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#ItTakesAllKinds

The #OnceUponABookClub box for February that I received yesterday has this book about the Vietnam #War

I have avoided Kristin Hannah books & many war books because I have to be in the *right* mood for sad stories & that‘s been harder lately. But hey, the #OUABC box includes 4 mystery gifts to open while reading so I may have to dip in soon.😉

Eggs OUABC ! Sounds cool, opening the boxes! BTW this book was amazing , for me; I was in high school in 1968. We‘d watch reporters‘ filmed coverage of Vietnam combat on the evening news every night. It made people really see war up close and how senseless it all was❤️‍🩹😔💔 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 2mo
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Lesliereadsalot
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This book just did not speak to me. It‘s 1966 and 22 year old Frankie McGrath decides to go to Vietnam and use her nursing degree. As someone who lived through that war, I really did not know much about it. When the film “Coming Home” came out in 1978, I felt compelled to see it 15 days in a row. That‘s how shocked I was about the truth of that war. Maybe I just wasn‘t interested in this material so many years later.

Lesliereadsalot I did appreciate the lifelong friendship of the three women. But this book just did not make me feel anything. 2mo
Cathythoughts I‘m pretty sure we read one of her books for Bookclub, her writing wasn‘t for me. 2mo
Suet624 I‘m with you. 1mo
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AmyG
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#readyourkindle @CBee

I am starting with The Women.

CBee Can‘t wait to see your review 😊 2mo
Lesliereadsalot Also reading The Women, over half way. Will be interested in your take! 2mo
AmyG @CBee @Lesliereadsalot I will let you know. 2mo
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Eggs
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect ❤️ 2mo
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JacqMac
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“Women can be heroes, too.” If you need a book for International Woman‘s Day, this is the one. The story of Frankie, a trauma nurse in Vietnam. The first half is her service. “You survived a day at a time, however you could.” The second half is what happens after she returns home. “There were no women in Vietnam.” A little sad and a lot frustrating. But really good.

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JenReadsAlot
The Women: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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1. Vacation day today so lots of reading and Friday will be my make up birthday dinner
2. Tagged!
3. Tough but I'll go with historical fiction
Thanks @peaKnit @Cupcake12 #motivationalmonday

Cupcake12 Hope you have a great week and thanks for joining in x 2mo
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Bluebird
The Women: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️❤️😢😣

Love this book!
Heartbreaking, horrifying, appalling, frustrating.
Such a range of emotions!
It‘s a wonderful tribute to the Women of Vietnam!
I had no idea of the unique struggles they faced on returning from service! How could even the VA deny they were ‘true veterans!‘ 😡

So well researched and written! She makes you feel like you were there—for better or worse! A difficult book to read for those who lived through it.

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Zbayardo
The Women: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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Kristin Hannah did it again with an extraordinary story of WOMEN HEROES during the Vietnam War. I loved how Hannah captured the essence of the time with the music of the time that we all know and love.
A 5⭐️ tribute to the forgotten sacrifices of WOMEN WHO SERVED even though many said for years, “there were no women in Vietnam.” A sad read of a time marked by turmoil but so important to share especially during the upcoming Women‘s History month.

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Traci1
The Women: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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Book 8/7 finished for #FabulousFebruary and #20in4. I feel like this was a very successful readathon for me. All 8 books were physical owned books, so yay! @Andrew65

I gave this one 4.25 stars. If it had ended in Vietnam I believe it would have been 5, but that wasn't the story she was wanting to tell. All in all, it was an emotional roller coaster of a book that I think I'll remember for a long time.

ReadingisMyPassion I loved this book. Looking forward to my book club discussion on it. 2mo
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