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A captivating memoir that tells the story of one woman’s experience of joining a community of army wives after leaving her New York City job—a profoundly intimate look at marriage, friendship, and today’s America.

The Wives

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“A haunting, beautifully written celebration of found sisterhood.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A fearless, engaging, and important memoir.” —Library Journal, starred review

“[A] gorgeously rendered peek behind the curtain of military life.” —Booklist, starred review

When her new husband joins an elite Army unit, Simone Gorrindo is uprooted from New York City and dropped into Columbus, Georgia—a town so foreign she might as well have landed on the moon. With her husband frequently deployed, Simone is left to find her place in this new world, alone—until she meets the wives.

Gorrindo gives us an intimate look into the inner lives of a remarkable group of women and a tender, unflinching portrait of a marriage. A love story, an unforgettable coming-of-age tale, and a bracing tour of the intractable divisions that plague our country today, The Wives offers a rare and powerful gift: a hopeful stitch in the fabric of a torn America.

Estimated Ship Date: March 20th, 2024


Simone Gorrindo

Simone Gorrindo’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, New York magazine, Longreads, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Christian Science Monitor, The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Self, and others. She holds an MS in journalism from Columbia University, and has received fellowships and grants for her writing and reporting from the International Women’s Media Foundation, the Georgia Council for the Arts, and the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and two children. The Wives is her first book.

Book Details

Publisher Gallery Books
Genre Biographies & Memoirs
Publication Date Apr 09 2024
ISBN 9781982178499


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