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The women / Kristin Hannah.

Hannah, Kristin, (author).

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 overwhelmed 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.

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  • ISBN: 9781250178633
  • ISBN: 1250178630 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 471 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2024.
Subject: Nurses > Fiction.
Historical fiction
Young women > Fiction.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Fiction.
Women > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
United States > Armed Forces > Nurses > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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  • 1 of 28 copies available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. (Show)
  • 0 of 3 copies available at Emmaus Public Library.


  • 93 current holds with 28 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Emmaus Public Library FIC HANNAH, KRISTIN (Text) 36446002102468 New Adult On Holds Shelf -
Emmaus Public Library FIC HANNAH, KRISTIN (Text) 36446002113986 New Adult Checked Out 07/31/2024
Emmaus Public Library FIC HANNAH, KRISTIN (Text) 36446002114489 New Adult Checked Out 08/03/2024

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