The women

Title The women
Names Hannah, Kristin.
Book Number LT040328
Title Status Active
Medium Large Print
Annotation "'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."
Series Platinum fiction series
Women's Issues - WOM
Historical Fiction - HIF
Historical Fiction - 20th Century - HIT
Historical Fiction-20th Cent-American - HITA
LC Subject Women veterans - Fiction
Post-traumatic stress disorder - Fiction
Large type books
Nurses - Fiction
Young women - Fiction
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Fiction
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Women - Fiction
Veterans - Fiction
United States - Armed Forces - Nurses - Fiction
Psychic trauma - Fiction
Historical fiction
War stories
War fiction
Historical fiction
Large print books
Call Number 813/.54
Language English
Original Publication 2024
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