Tuesday, November 28, 2006

New Blurb by Diana Hume George

The many voices of the homefront of war rise to choral status here, singing to us their longing and loss, determination and acceptance, mourning and patience, and most of all their loving loyalty to husbands, sons, fathers, brothers, friends -- and to their country, for their own futures are held as hostage to the vicissitudes of war as are those of the soldiers they honor. Despite the powerful rising chorus in which they chant as one, every story here remains individually voiced, so that we do not forget the profiles of each face awaited in his own home, by his own beloveds. This gripping collection utterly transcends the politics of war, by showing us the many ways in which each war becomes all wars
-- World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, the present Iraq war, are all here, and we even glance backward at the Civil War itself. This should be only the first of many such anthologies, because the stories of soldiers' homefronts are as much a part of any war as what goes on over there.

Diana Hume George
Author of The Lonely Other: A Woman Watching America

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Bombshells: RAVE REVIEWS

“War can be hell, not just for those caught on the battlefield, but for the mothers, daughters, sisters, and lovers left behind. Bombshells offers a tender, honest, unblinking window into the life of those who love a soldier and explores the myriad ways that a human heart can hope, worry, and grieve.”

Dinty W. Moore, author of The Accidental Buddhist

Bombshells… is simply brilliant and absolutely timely. Powerful, direct, beautiful, complex, tough, and always engaging. This is a must read for anyone wanting to understand the real price of war. I urge you to read this haunting and fascinating collection.

Joseph Boyden, author of Three Day Road

Step into the experiences of homefront women spanning from World War II to the Iraq War--Each piece tells the a unique story, and collectively they illuminate the pathos of this unsung microcosm of American Society, and manage to uplift us in a way only raw honesty can. Unflinching, timeless and timely— a must read....