A Wife Recalls Her Husband's Journey Home from Vietnam
"Marian had fallen in love with her husband, Dave, knowing he was a Marine headed for Vietnam. Like other military wives in 1966, she thought she had prepared herself for the day he would leave and the thirteen long months of loneliness without him. Depending on almost no one to help her through, Marian suffered a lonely, isolated war, cut off from the man she loved and the life he was living on the other side of the world.
The demoralizing lessons learned in Vietnam are only part of her story. The rest of this extraordinary memoir recalls one woman's silence and denial, the emotional and mental devastation of being a military wife during an unpopular war - until her feelings could stay bottled up no longer. It is the story of all the women who waited while their men were at war and then had to re-create their families after their husbands came home."