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Author Buckholtz, Alison.

Title Standing by : the making of an American military family in a time of war / Alison Buckholtz.

Imprint New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, c2009.


Description xxv, 286 p. ; 22 cm.
Note First trade paperback ed. 2013.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-286).
Summary Standing By is Alison's candid and moving account of her family's experiences during her husband's seven-month deployment on an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf. With insight and humor she describes living near a military base in Washington State, far from home and in the midst of great upheaval, while trying to keep life as normal as possible for the couple's two small children. But she is not alone in her struggle. In Standing By, Alison portrays her friendships with other military wives and the ways in which this supportive community of women helps one another to endure -- and often thrive -- during difficult times. Throughout Standing By, Alison speaks honestly about the culture shock she experienced transitioning into the role of a military wife.-from publisher description.
Subject Buckholtz, Alison.
United States. Navy -- Military life.
United States. Navy -- Aviation -- Anecdotes.
Navy spouses -- United States -- Biography.
Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (Wash.) -- Anecdotes.
ISBN 9781585426959
9780399163791 paperback

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