We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

Soldier girls: the battles of three women at home and at war
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published:
New York : Scribner, 2014.
Physical Desc:
xi, 397 pages ; 24 cm
Status:
Arden-Dimick
956.704434 T519 2014
Carmichael
956.704434 T519 2014
Central
956.704434 T519 2014
Description
"A raw, intimate look at the impact of combat and the healing power of friendship" (People): the lives of three women deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, and the effect of their military service on their personal lives and familiesnamed a best book of the year by Publishers Weekly.
"In the tradition of Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, Richard Rhodes, and other masters of literary journalism, Soldier Girls is utterly absorbing, gorgeously written, and unforgettable" (The Boston Globe). Helen Thorpe follows the lives of three women over twelve years on their paths to the military, overseas to combat, and back home...and then overseas again for two of them. These women, who are quite different in every way, become friends, and we watch their interaction and also what happens when they are separated. We see their families, their lovers, their spouses, their children. We see them work extremely hard, deal with the attentions of men on base and in war zones, and struggle to stay connected to their families back home. We see some of them drink too much, have affairs, and react to the deaths of fellow soldiers. And we see what happens to one of them when the truck she is driving hits an explosive in the road, blowing it up. She survives, but her life may never be the same again.

Deeply reported, beautifully written, and powerfully moving, Soldier Girls is "a breakthrough work...What Thorpe accomplishes in Soldier Girls is something far greater than describing the experience of women in the military. The book is a solid chunk of American history...Thorpe triumphs" (The New York Times Book Review).
Also in This Series
Copies
Location
Call Number
Status
Arden-Dimick
956.704434 T519 2014
On Shelf
Carmichael
956.704434 T519 2014
On Shelf
Central
956.704434 T519 2014
On Shelf
Southgate
956.704434 T519 2014
On Shelf
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
Format:
Book
Edition:
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781451668100
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Thorpe, H. (2014). Soldier girls: the battles of three women at home and at war. First Scribner hardcover edition. New York, Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Thorpe, Helen, 1963-. 2014. Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women At Home and At War. New York, Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Thorpe, Helen, 1963-, Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women At Home and At War. New York, Scribner, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Thorpe, Helen. Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women At Home and At War. First Scribner hardcover edition. New York, Scribner, 2014.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
fc56ef2f-2af5-e2b9-0354-7d909de6c40f
Go To GroupedWork

Record Information

Last Sierra Extract TimeApr 11, 2024 04:15:38 PM
Last File Modification TimeApr 11, 2024 04:17:22 PM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeApr 13, 2024 02:19:06 AM

MARC Record

LEADER01911cam 2200493 i 4500
001  2014000658
003DLC
00520140725104104.0
008140131s2014    nyu           000 0ceng  
010 |a 2014000658
020 |a 9781451668100
040 |a DLC|b eng|e rda|c DLC|d NjBwBT
042 |a pcc
043 |a a-iq---|a a-af---|a n-us---|a n-us-in
049 |a JRSA
05000|a UB418.W65|b T56 2014
08200|a 956.7044/342092520973|a B|2 23
099 |a 956.704434 T519 2014
1001 |a Thorpe, Helen,|d 1963-
24510|a Soldier girls :|b the battles of three women at home and at war /|c Helen Thorpe.
24630|a Battles of three women at home and at war
250 |a First Scribner hardcover edition.
264 1|a New York :|b Scribner,|c 2014.
300 |a xi, 397 pages ;|c 24 cm
336 |a text|2 rdacontent
337 |a unmediated|2 rdamedia
338 |a volume|2 rdacarrier
61010|a United States.|b Army|x Women|v Biography.
61010|a Indiana.|b National Guard|v Biography.
650 0|a Women soldiers|z United States|v Biography.
650 0|a Afghan War, 2001-2021|x Women|z United States|v Biography.
650 0|a Iraq War, 2003-2011|x Women|z United States|v Biography.
650 0|a Afghan War, 2001-2021|x Campaigns.
650 0|a Iraq War, 2003-2011|x Campaigns.
650 0|a Women veterans|z United States|v Biography.
650 0|a Single mothers|z United States|v Biography.
650 0|a Women|z Indiana|v Biography.
907 |a .b22924784
945 |y .i70283783|i 33029098963549|l cenag|s -|k |u 16|x 0|w 0|v 8|t 3|z 08-12-14|o -
945 |y .i70283795|i 33029098963556|l souag|s -|k |u 13|x 0|w 0|v 12|t 3|z 08-12-14|o -
945 |y .i70283801|i 33029098963564|l ardag|s -|k |u 16|x 0|w 1|v 9|t 3|z 08-12-14|o -
945 |y .i70283825|i 33029098963580|l carag|s -|k |u 15|x 1|w 1|v 13|t 3|z 08-12-14|o -
948 |a WDP Featured List (10/14)
998 |e -|d a |f eng|a ard|a car|a cen|a sou