If you're looking for a great book club discussion group, try our Cover-to-Cover Book Club at your Abilene Public Library. Meeting on the third Thursdays of the month, this group reads everything including bestsellers, fiction, biographies, nonfiction, classics, and more.
For March, the featured selection is Soldier Girls by Helen Thorpe and we invite you to look out for a copy at your library and then attend the book club on Thursday, March 17 at 7:00PM. For more information, contact Ann Mount at 325-676-6025.
Author: Helen Thorpe
Summary: Helen Thorpe follows the lives of three women over twelve years on their paths to the military, overseas to combat, and back home...and then overseas again for two of them. 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 affairs, and react to the deaths of fellow soldiers. And we see what happens to one of them when the truck is driving hits an explosive in the road, blowing it up. She survives, but her life may never be the same again.
Be sure to check out this title from your Abilene Public Library, or borrow one from a friend, and come out ready to discuss this title with other avid readers in the community on Thursday, March 17 @ 7:00PM.