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Home Front by Kristin Hannah
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Feb 09, 12

Read in February, 2012


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Kristin Hannah
“...This fear was unbearable. It unwrapped who she was, as neatly as he'd unwound her bandage, leaving too much pain and ugliness exposed.
Nerve endings; he'd said they were the problem [causing phantom pain in the amputated limb]." Things that cut off, that ended abruptly or died--like parents and marriages--kept hurting forever.”
Kristin Hannah, Home Front

Kristin Hannah
“I know about forgiving people and loving them anyway, even after they hurt you.”
Kristin Hannah, Home Front

Kristin Hannah
“She had been ready to love this man from the moment she first saw him. In all these years, that had never changed. They'd hurt each other, let each other down, and yet, here they were after everything, together. She needed him now, needed him to remind her that she was live, that she wasn't alone, that she hadn't lost everything.”
Kristin Hannah, Home Front

Kristin Hannah
“From the first time we met, we knew everything that mattered about each other, didn't we? We just knew. I guess that's what best friends are: parts of each other.”
Kristin Hannah, Home Front

Kristin Hannah
“Sometimes holding on was all you could do.”
Kristin Hannah, Home Front

Kristin Hannah
“Here's what you need to know: some cliches are true, and war is definitely hell. It's being afraid all the time, and when you're not afraid it's because you're pumped full of adrenaline you could literally burst. It's watching people who you love- really profoundly love- get blown to pieces right next to you. It's seeing a leg lying in the ditch and picking it up to put it in a bag because no man- or part of a man, your friend- can be left behind. It's the dark night of the soul. There's no front line over there. The war is all around them, every day, everywhere they go. Some handle it better than others. We don't know why, but we do know this: the human mind can't safely or healthily process that kind of carnage and uncertainty and horror. It just can't. No one comes back from war the same.”
Kristin Hannah, Home Front
tags: war

Kristin Hannah
“We are what we do and say, not what we intend to.”
Kristin Hannah, Home Front


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