The Women by Kristin Hannah is a perfect example of historical fiction at its very best. A novel that stuns us with sacrifice and uplifts us with its heroism.
Description of the Book:
The Women Synopsis:
From the celebrated author of The Nightingale and The Four Winds comes Kristin Hannah’s The Women—at once an intimate portrait of coming of age in a dangerous time and an epic tale of a nation divided.
Women can be heroes. When twenty-year-old nursing student Frances “Frankie” McGrath hears these words, it is a revelation. Raised in the sun-drenched, idyllic world of Southern California and sheltered by her conservative parents, she has always prided herself on doing the right thing. But in 1965, the world is changing, and she suddenly dares to imagine a different future for herself. When her brother ships out to serve in Vietnam, she joins the Army Nurse Corps and follows his path.
As green and inexperienced as the men sent to Vietnam to fight, Frankie is over- whelmed by the chaos and destruction of war. Each day is a gamble of life and death, hope and betrayal; friendships run deep and can be shattered in an instant. In war, she meets—and becomes one of—the lucky, the brave, the broken, and the lost.
But war is just the beginning for Frankie and her veteran friends. The real battle lies in coming home to a changed and divided America, to angry protesters, and to a country that wants to forget Vietnam.
The Women is the story of one woman gone to war, but it shines a light on all women who put themselves in harm’s way and whose sacrifice and commitment to their country has too often been forgotten. A novel about deep friendships and bold patriotism, The Women is a richly drawn story with a memorable heroine whose idealism and courage under fire will come to define an era.
The Women Short Summary and Review:
Ladies have been to a great extent overlooked in many conflicts and it appears to be the equivalent was the situation in the Vietnam War (the Vietnamese called it the American conflict). The public authority misled the general population about so much, including the way that Ladies WERE THERE As well!
Frankie McGrath’s sibling has recently joined up and she chooses to follow him, she signs up with the Military. Barely out of nursing school and just 20 years of age, she has no clue about what’s in store. She had an idyllic upbringing on Coronado Island, where she was sheltered by wealthy parents.
She is forced to care for severely wounded men in Vietnam, where there are terrible living conditions and no trained staff. She is unprepared for the upcoming events. She won’t just master nursing in outrageous circumstances yet ultimately show how to do surgeries. In addition to medical personnel to treat the hundreds of wounded men, her base camp had one doctor, three nurses, and medics. Frankie came to fear the sound of helicopters drawing nearer!!
She is lucky to have fantastic flatmates who will be her companions forever. She learns to love and grief, misfortune, outrage, and dissatisfaction.
After getting back, there is no gladly received, not even from her folks. After the motorcades in general and demonstrations to fight the conflict, nobody appears to need to SEE The people WHO Battled FOR THEIR COUNTRY.
At last with heaps of help, Frankie cuts out a day-to-day existence. Before she could get help, she had to be at a total loss. On her way to a new life, she dealt with PTSD, depression, alcoholism, and betrayal.
The Women By Kristin Hannah Pdf/E-Book: