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Plenty of Time When We Get Home : Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War
by Kayla Williams


Overview - Brian, on his way back to base after mid-tour leave, was wounded by a roadside bomb that sent shrapnel through his brain. Kayla waited anxiously for news and, on returning home, sought out Brian. The two began a tentative romance and later married, but neither anticipated the consequences of Brian's injury on their lives.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Brian, on his way back to base after mid-tour leave, was wounded by a roadside bomb that sent shrapnel through his brain. Kayla waited anxiously for news and, on returning home, sought out Brian. The two began a tentative romance and later married, but neither anticipated the consequences of Brian's injury on their lives. Lacking essential support for returning veterans from the military and the VA, Kayla and Brian suffered through posttraumatic stress amplified by his violent mood swings, her struggles to reintegrate into a country still oblivious to women veterans, and what seemed the callous, consumerist indifference of civilian society at large.

Kayla persevered. So did Brian. They fought for their marriage, drawing on remarkable reservoirs of courage and commitment. They confronted their demons head-on, impatient with phoniness of any sort. Inspired by an unwavering ethos of service, they continued to stand on common ground. Finally, they found their own paths to healing and wholeness, both as individuals and as a family, in dedication to a larger community.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780393239362
  • ISBN-10: 0393239365
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: February 2014
  • Page Count: 252
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 pounds


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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Military
Books > History > Military - Iraq War (2003-2011)

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-11-11
  • Reviewer: Staff

Following a harrowing war experience, Williams (Love My Rifle More than Me) shows readers a view of veterans often absent from current American media: the healing of and love between two battle-traumatized U.S. Army veterans exhausted from facing inner demons and struggles with bureaucratic red tape. In October 2003, Sgt. Williams, an Arabic linguist with the 101st Airborne Division, was smitten with a fellow soldier, Brian McGough, who was severely wounded with a brain injury caused by shrapnel from a roadside bomb in Iraq. Stateside, the two marry, but post-traumatic stress derails McGough’s re-integration into the civilian world. Williams not only details his erratic behavior—the heavy drinking and his abusive treatment of her—but also her own struggles in a nation largely insensitive to its female warriors. Both of these vets survive a slew of challenges in their psychological battles, overcoming the defects of their start-and-stop union with grit, love, and a sympathetic support network of former troops. Rising above recent memoirs by celebrated female soldiers, Williams’s account is ruthlessly raw and objective, aiding our greater understanding of the obstacles faced by veterans stateside. Includes an appendix of resources for military veterans. (Feb.)

 
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