The Military Spouse Book Review

Books, Ideas, and Literary Culture for Women in Military Life


Fiction Reviewed Here

Sleight by Kirsten Kaschock

Train Dreams by Denis Johnson

Shout Her Lovely Name by Natalie Serber

You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon

Alice Bliss by Laura Harrington

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

American Rust by Philipp Meyer

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

My Secret War: The World War II Diary of Madeline Beck

Wynne’s War by Aaron Gwyn

I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You by Courtney Maum

We Are Called to Rise by Laura McBride

Steal the North by Heather Brittain Bergstrom

Home Leave by Brittani Sonnenberg

Like Shards of Glass by R.H. Ramsey

A White Room by Stephanie Carroll

Sparta by Roxana Robinson

The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

A Remarkable Kindness by Diana Bletter

Her Own Vietnam by Lynn Kanter

Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher

The Son by Philipp Meyer

The Girls from Corona Del Mar by Rufi Thorpe

Bone Horses by Lesley Poling-Kempes

Johnnie Come Lately by Kathleen M. Rodgers

Pale Harvest by Braden Hepner

The Woods at Barlow Bend by Jodie Cain Smith

Blue Stars by Emily Gray Tedrowe

The Dependants by Rachel Lynch

The Knife by Ross Ritchell

Johnnie Come Lately by Kathleen M. Rodgers

Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum

Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennie Capo Crucet


Nonfiction Reviewed Here

Ready for Air by Kate Hopper

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Brothers Forever by Tom Sileo and Thomas Manion

Thrive by Arianna Huffington

Dirt Work by Christine Byl

Picnic in a Minefield by Francesca Recchia

Scandals of Classic Hollywood by Anne Helen Petersen

Spouse Calls: Messages from a Military Life by Terri Barnes

Standing By by Alison Buckholtz

Unremarried Widow by Artis Henderson

Still Points North by Leigh Newman

A Cool and Lonely Courage: The Untold Story of Sister Spies in Occupied France by Susan Ottaway

The Good Soldiers by David Finkel


IMPOSSIBLE ODDS: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue by SEAL Team Six, by Jessica Buchanan and Erik Landemalm with Anthony Flacco

Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield


Films Reviewed Here


Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story

Black Mass

The Gift



True Detective, Season Two



Amalie Flynn

Jehanne Dubrow

Marjorie Maddox

Jacqueline Murry Loring

Caroline LeBlanc

‘Still, the Sky Clears’: Two Poetry Selections Reviewed by Caroline LeBlanc (Local News from Someplace Else by Marjorie Maddox and The History of Bearing Children by Jacqueline Loring)

Brian Turner’s ‘Here, Bullet’


Anthologies Reviewed Here

Powder: Writing By Women  in the Ranks, from Vietnam to Iraq

Stories Around the Table: Laughter, Wisdom, and Strength in Military Life


For Children and Young Adults

Someday I’ll Fly by Rebecca Evans

Mysteries Reviewed Here

Agatha Christie: The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah, and Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King


For Fun

Know Your Military Member By Haircut


Profiles and Interviews

Pastaveia St. John (Air Force veteran)

Christy Clothier (Navy veteran)

Caroline LeBlanc (Army veteran)

Lauren and Colin Halloran

Jerri Bell

Teresa Fazio

Brooke King

Amber Jensen


About the Military Spouse Book Review

Interview on Motherhood & Words


Veterans Who Write

Jane Blair

Christy Clothier

Jess Goodell

Lauren Kay Halloran

Caroline LeBlanc

Kayla Williams

Teresa Fazio

Brooke King


Military Spouses Who Write

Tanya Biank

Amy Bermudez

Lily Burana

Emmy Curtis

Siobhan Fallon

Jenny Fiore

Simone Gorrindo

Mollie Gross

Tiffany Hawk

Artis Henderson

Caroline LeBlanc

Jacqueline Murray Loring

Angie Ricketts

Kathleen M. Rodgers

Sarah Smiley

Phyllis Zimbler Miller


Literary Blogs

Time Now: The Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in Art, Film, and Literature

Dr. Lisa Sanchez’s Blog

The Quivering Pen (David Abrams’ blog)


Resources for Military Spouses

Bravo Zulu Sisterhood

Military Spouse Magazine

MilSpouse Authors/ Bloggers/ Writers Facebook Group

Gary Sinise Foundation

Wounded Warrior Project

National Ability Program

Operation Homecoming

Blue Star Families

The American Military Partner Association


For Male Military Spouses

Macho Spouse


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  1. I couldn’t find an email address so, sorry this is via Comments. May I link your blog to mine for tomorrow. It’s a ‘blog of the day’. It will link directly to your home page and I’ll remove it by Thursday morning.

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