Today We Go Home

Today We Go Home

A Novel

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"Larkin Bennett has always known her place, whether it's surrounded by her loving family in the lush greenery of the Pacific Northwest, or riding on a dusty convoy in Afghanistan. But all 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 deep into Emily's life and the secrets she kept.Indiana, 1861The only thing more dangerous to Emily Wilson than a rebel soldier is her own comrades in the Union. 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 has been told about the freedom she is supposed to be fighting for." -- (Source of summary not specified)
Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
Branch Call Number: FICTION EST PBK
Characteristics: 400 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9781492664185
1492664189

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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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