Tuesday, February 21, 2012


by Kristin Hannah

“All marriages have a breaking point. All families have wounds. All wars have a cost. . . .”

Michael and Jolene Zarkades are in a marriage in trouble. Jolene is in charge of the family and does not know how to share family responsibilities with her husband. Michael’s reaction is to spend more and more time at work and less and less time with the family. They are falling apart as a couple, and then… Jolene’s National Guard Unit is deployed to Iraq. The home front changes Michael, just as surely as war changes Jolene.