Kristen Hannah Book Club Picks
PBR Review: Home Front by Kristen Hannah is a compelling read. The protagonist is Jolene, a female fighter pilot in the National Guard. Jolene is sent to war, leaving behind her husband and two young daughters. At the time of her deployment More


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Talking Points: The universal struggles of marriage, parenting, and a difficult childhood will provide an excellent platform for discussion. They are all very relatable topics, especially for women. The intimate portrayal of a family dealing with the deployment of a parent is equally discussion worthy.
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PBR Review: Kristin Hannan does an amazing job with relationships and feelings in this book. Her descriptions are vivid - creating intimacy and attachment. Its a book to be equally enjoyed by young adults as well as their parents because More


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Talking Points: An excellent book club choice but probably better suited for parents of teens and young adults, as much of the story revolves around three high school kids and the family dynamics of parenting teens. It deals with some tough emotional issues and the inner turmoil of grief from both the adult and young adult perspective. It also examines living with the consequences of irresponsibility. It's emotionally gripping and well done.
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PBR Review: Two strong women, sisters with very different personalities and different approaches to survival during war. Although there were some parts of the book that were not plausable; the story is one that is easy to read and emotionall More


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Talking Points: Books clubs may enjoy discussing how war brings out the best and the worst of people; this story has examples of both. It may also be intersting to contrast the different Nazis presented in this book, specifically why one is kind while others are not. Of course there will be those who won't be able to comprehend the torture and the conventration campswhich will make for sad but enlightening conversation. And as with most stories of war, human endurance, the will to survive and how war changes a person. It may also be interesting to try to imagine how you personally would react in the same situation, do you think you could be as brave? If given an order would you be able to take another person's life?
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