Blue Stars

Blue Stars

Large Print - 2015
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Ellen, a Midwestern literature professor, is drawn into the Iraq War when her legal ward Michael enlists as a Marine. Lacey, a proud Army wife, struggles to pay the bills and keep things going for her son while her husband is deployed. Ellen and Lacey cope with the fear and stress of a loved one at war while trying to get by in a society that often ignores or misunderstands what war means to women today. When Michael and Eddie are injured in Iraq, Ellen and Lacey's lives become intertwined in Walter Reed Army Hospital, where each woman must live while caring for her wounded soldier. They form an alliance, and an unlikely friendship, while helping each other survive the dislocated world of the army hospital. Whether that means fighting for proper care for their men, sharing a six-pack, or coping with irrevocable loss, Ellen and Lacey pool their strengths to make it through. In the end, both women are changed, not only by the war and its fallout, but by each other.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015
Edition: Large Print edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781410478849
141047884X
Branch Call Number: LP TEDRO-E
Characteristics: 627 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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