Today We Go Home

Today We Go Home

A Novel

eBook - 2019
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Seattle, Washington Larkin Bennett has always known her place, whether it's surrounded by her loving family in the lush greenery of the Pacific Northwest or conducting a dusty patrol in Afghanistan. But all of that changed the day tragedy struck her unit and took away everything she held dear. Soon after, Larkin discovers an unexpected treasure-the diary of Emily Wilson, a young woman who disguised herself as a man to fight for the Union in the Civil War. As Larkin struggles to heal, she finds herself drawn deeply into Emily's life and the secrets she kept. Indiana, 1861 The only thing more dangerous to Emily Wilson than a rebel soldier is the risk of her own comrades in the Union Army discovering her secret. But in the minds of her fellow soldiers, if it dresses like a man, swears like a man, and shoots like a man, it must be a man. As the war marches on and takes its terrible toll, Emily begins to question everything she thought she was fighting for.
Publisher: [United States] : Sourcebooks Inc, 2019.
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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This dual-narrative novel tells the stories about the women who've served in America's armed forces, both those who did so in disguise historically and those who serve today.


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Jan 10, 2020

This is a fascinating story that I couldn't put down that is wonderfully told!

Lmb9511 Oct 06, 2019

From the beginning women have fought in wars. This story of women generations apart describes the camaraderie, the risks, the trauma and the rewards of soldiering. Larkin, a veteran returned from Afghanistan adjusts to civilian life, coping with PTSD and the memory of a fallen friend. Emily, disguised as a man, joins her brothers and enlists with the Union Army in the American Civil War, finding freedom in movement and friendship. Their stories are interwoven as Larkin explores Emily's diary and researches the history of women in battle.
An excellent thought-provoking work of fiction.

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