Home and Away: A Story of Family in a Time of War

Home and Away A Story of Family in a Time of War David French potential independent candidate for the presidential election and his wife Nancy deliver a powerful story of what happens when a person or rather a family answers the call to serv

  • Title: Home and Away: A Story of Family in a Time of War
  • Author: Nancy French David A. French
  • ISBN: 9781931722902
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Paperback
  • Home and Away: A Story of Family in a Time of War

    David French, potential independent candidate for the 2016 presidential election, and his wife Nancy deliver a powerful story of what happens when a person or rather, a family answers the call to serve their nation David French picked up the newspaper in the comfort of his penthouse in Philadelphia, and read about a soldier father of two who was wounded in Iraq ImmDavid French, potential independent candidate for the 2016 presidential election, and his wife Nancy deliver a powerful story of what happens when a person or rather, a family answers the call to serve their nation David French picked up the newspaper in the comfort of his penthouse in Philadelphia, and read about a soldier father of two who was wounded in Iraq Immediately, he was stricken with a question Why him and not me David was a 37 year old father of two, a Harvard Law graduate and president of a free speech organization In other words, he was used to pushing pencils, not toting M16s His wife Nancy was raising two children and writing from home She was worrying about field trips and playdates, not about her husband going to war HOME AND AWAY chronicles not just a soldier at war, but a family at war a husband in Iraq, a wife and children at home, greeting each day with hope and fear, facing the challenge with determination, tears, and than a little joy.

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    One thought on “Home and Away: A Story of Family in a Time of War

    1. Sidne

      Book Summary: David French picked up the newspaper in the comfort of his penthouse in Philadelphia, and read about a soldier - father of two - who was wounded in Iraq. Immediately, he was stricken with a question: Why him and not me?This is the story of what happens when a person - rather a family - answers the call to serve their nation. David was a 37-year-old father of two, a Harvard Law graduate and president of a free speech organization. In other words, he was used to pushing pencils, not [...]

    2. Holly Weiss

      A book co-authored by spouses is by no means a rarity – unless they are on opposite sides of the world and one is fighting a war.After thirty-seven-year-old Philadelphia attorney David French made partner at his law firm, he decided to enlist in the army. When he told his wife, Nancy, she gripped a bar stool with white knuckles. An article in the newspaper about a wounded soldier fighting in Iraq with a wife and two children at home prompted David’s act of patriotism.David passed a humiliati [...]

    3. Kevin

      The premise of this book was intriguing: conservative lawyer decides to enlist in the aftermath or 9/11 and gets sent to Iraq for a year. Written in alternating perspectives between the husband who deployed and the wife who stayed home, it tells the story of what that year was like.But this was one of those books where I felt like, despite some chapters that were very well done, it didn't quite come together. It was interesting to see how the relationship played out during this difficult separat [...]

    4. Joy

      I'm enjoying a period of reading memoirs, so I liked this modern-day story of a lawyer husband (37)who enlists in the Army with the intent of going to Iraq and his writer wife who is home raising two children "in the frozen tundra of Ithaca, New York." Details are given of their separate lives, but the emphasis of the book is on how they stay connected while separated. David is involved in front line battles. Nancy's life gets much more casual: (going to church) "we just looked like we'd crawled [...]

    5. Sintya

      I have been following David and Nancy French on their social sites and love their honesty and hearts when they shared that despite the horrifying challenges of the year away, both Nancy and David believe volunteering was the right decision. "After what I’ve seen and done and experienced, I'll never be the same person again. The person that left for Iraq is not quite the person who came back. I'm not the same father. I’m not the same husband. I’m not the same friend. I don't know if I’m b [...]

    6. Margaret

      I won this book on the "First Read" program. Thanks!LOVED this! I think it should be read by every American who wants to understand the great sacrifice made by our military men and womend also by their families.Nancy French describes her life, as the wife of a deployed soldier, with humor and candor. You will fall in love with her and identify with the challenges she faces. Her husband, David, describes in alternate chapters, the life of a soldier in Iraq. I fell in love with these two people, [...]

    7. Maureen Timerman

      I enjoyed reading this very true story. What a sacrifice David and Nancy French made for their country.Their lives are led by God and when David felt he was being called to serve in his Countries War effort, he decided he had to go to Afghanistan. This is the story of how their lives changed and their experiences during this time.The chapters in this book are written by David and Nancy and their experiences during this Chapter in their lives.I highly recommend reading this book!

    8. Jane

      He is the ADF Counselor in Columbia, TN. Went to Lipscomb then Harvard. She is sis of Mary Kate Brown (m. Josh). David's story of joining military and going to Iraq. Her story is of staying home. His was very interesting. Hers not so much: way too long on getting a dog and church hymns. Glad to get his perspective and hear that Americans in Iraq are helping and do give rights to detainees.

    9. Janice Marlow

      This was an interesting nonfiction book written by a husband and wife together. The husband decided he needed to join the Army and how that played out in their lives and their marriage. Parts of it were difficult to read because war is scary and since I have a loved one in the Army it hits too close to home.

    10. Melanie Frenette

      I received this book in a Good Reads Giveaway which is the only reason I read the whole book. Most of this book is boring. Maybe if the book was shorter? I like the story, I guess maybe there are just a lot of pointless details mentioned. I enjoyed about the last 5 chapters I guess

    11. Elena

      Excellent book told in alternating chapters by the two authors. Easy to foll"ow. How war impacts a family with small children and the hardships faced by both parents on both fronts. Home and Away: A Story of Family in a Time of War" by Nancy French.

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