Soldier Girls

The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War

Deeply reported, beautifully written, and powerfully moving, Soldier Girls is truly groundbreaking.

By Helen Thorpe Read by Donna Postel Biographies & Memoirs / Nonfiction English, Unabridged 15h 55m Sell Sheet Also available on
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							Soldier Girls follows the lives of three women on their paths to the military. 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 illicit 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.

“…a solid chunk of American history…” - The New York Times Book Review

Starred review. "...this visceral narrative illuminates the role of women in the military..." - Publishers Weekly

Starred review. "...absorbing..." - Kirkus Reviews

"With a novelist's perception of character, drama, and telling detail, Helen Thorpe magically weaves together the stories of three very different but equally compelling women soldiers. Taken together, their stories provide an intimate window on life in the military, the impact of war, and the difficult transition to home. This is an absolutely terrific and important work." - Doris Kearns Goodwin