Home and Away: A Story of Family in a Time of War

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David French picked up the newspaper in the comfort of his penthouse in Philadelphia, and read about a soldier - father of two - who was wounded in Iraq. Immediately, he was stricken with a question: Why him and not me?
This is the story of what happens when a person - rather a family - answers the call to serve their nation. David was a 37-year-old father of two, a Harvard Law graduate and president of a free speech organization. In other ...
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Overview

David French picked up the newspaper in the comfort of his penthouse in Philadelphia, and read about a soldier - father of two - who was wounded in Iraq. Immediately, he was stricken with a question: Why him and not me?
This is the story of what happens when a person - rather a family - answers the call to serve their nation. David was a 37-year-old father of two, a Harvard Law graduate and president of a free speech organization. In other words, he was used to pushing pencils, not toting M16s.
His wife Nancy was raising two children and writing from home. She was worrying about field trips and playdates, not about her husband going to war.
HOME AND AWAY chronicles not just a soldier at war, but a family at war - a husband in Iraq, a wife and children at home, greeting each day with hope and fear, facing the challenge with determination, tears, and more than a little joy.
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Shaunti Feldhahn
"Nancy French isn't just a piercingly funny commentator on the red/blue culture wars; she's a participant. Whether it means standing up to feminist NYU classmates about her 'male-oppression' marriage or publicly shaming her daughter's Philadelphia school board for eliminating 'under God,' Nancy injects a laugh-out-loud freshness into the tired old debate."
Deborah Ford
A RED STATE OF MIND shows that while you can take the girl out of the South, you can't take the South out of the girl--thank goodness. Nancy French does us GRITS (Girls Raised in the South) proud!"
Michael Graham
"Nancy French stands for everything right about red-state America: love for God, country, and Wal-Mart. She's funny, she's Southern, and she's smart. I think I'm in love! Just don't tell my wife."
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  • ISBN-13: 9781931722902
  • Publisher: Center Street
  • Publication date: 7/1/2011
  • Pages: 259
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy French is a columnist for the Philadelphia City Paper, a weekly alternative newspaper (readership of 460,000), in which she addressed issues like politics, religion, and culture with a light, humorous touch. She also the cofounded and maintains the blog re:formation which has a large following and focuses on a discussion of today's conservative Right.

David French is a captain in the United States Army Reserve. In his civilian life, he is a senior counsel of the Alliance Defense Fund and is the director of its Center for Academic Freedom. In Iraq he served as the Squadron Judge Advocate for the 2d Squadron, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment in Diyala Province, Iraq. At the conclusion of his tour, he was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service in combat operations.

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  • Posted July 31, 2011

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    Amazing People

    I enjoyed reading this very true story. What a sacrifice David and Nancy French made for their country.
    Their lives are led by God and when David felt he was being called to serve in his Countries War effort, he decided he had to go to Afghanistan. This is the story of how their lives changed and their experiences during this time.
    The chapters in this book are written by David and Nancy and their experiences during this Chapter in their lives.
    I highly recommend reading this book!

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  • Posted July 29, 2011

    Not that interesting

    Other books about Iraq wete much more interedting,

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  • Posted June 30, 2011

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    Home and Away

    Book Summary: David French picked up the newspaper in the comfort of his penthouse in Philadelphia, and read about a soldier - father of two - who was wounded in Iraq. Immediately, he was stricken with a question: Why him and not me?
    This is the story of what happens when a person - rather a family - answers the call to serve their nation. David was a 37-year-old father of two, a Harvard Law graduate and president of a free speech organization. In other words, he was used to pushing pencils, not toting M16s.
    His wife Nancy was raising two children and writing from home. She was worrying about field trips and playdates, not about her husband going to war.
    HOME AND AWAY chronicles not just a soldier at war, but a family at war - a husband in Iraq, a wife and children at home, greeting each day with hope and fear, facing the challenge with determination, tears, and more than a little joy.

    My Review:

    In this book David and Nancy recalls their separate lives lived while David served in the military many, many miles away from his family. I liked the reading format. Each chapter is rotated between David and Nancy, both providing stories of their day to day life while away from each other.

    David stories are full of his experiences as a military solider and how his professional career as a lawyer was beneficial to the military.

    Nancy stories was full of her day to day life as a mother of two small children and the wife of a military solider. She shared her emotional struggle to maintain her life while coping with the thought of being a temporary single parent. Nancy learned to handle some of the finances of the house which had always been David's responsibility. She also learned to depend on others for help when need.

    It was interesting learning about war in Iraq while reading David's stories. Reading his chapters took you inside of the walls of Iraq culture, its people and even the arrest of men that was linked to Al Qaeda. One thing I will not forget is why the left hand is considered unclean in Iraq. Read the book to find out.

    The best part of this novel is the Homecoming. David comes home. Not quite what you would imagine or anticipated it to be. The world changed Davids perception about a lot of things. Not only did his wife notice a change in him, but his friends and even David was aware. They seemed to easily argue about small things. Conflicts and misunderstandings was a part of their marriage now. David had to adjust to going back to a job he was familiar with yet felt strange being their While in Iraq, David carried a gun most of the time while working and felt weird not having it with him as he returned back to his job. Civilian life was going to take some adjusting.

    Their children are mentioned in the book. Both parents share with readers a few statements the children made in relation to their Dad being away serving the country as a military serviceman. Only they can convey to readers their true thoughts. This was a good read. I did experience slow pace reading in some parts of Nancy stories.

    Book cover design definitely depicts the story line. This is a Good read with a reading rate of 3.0

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  • Posted June 25, 2011

    Great story of a great American family

    This is the real life story of David French's journey from lawyer to Army officer on the front lines in Iraq, as well as his wife, Nancy, and her experiences while being left behind to manage a household with two children and a dog, by herself.


    What makes this story an interesting read is that we get the human side of a military deployment from both the husband, serving in a war zone for a year, and the wife, who is serving in her community, managing her household alone.


    I was drawn to how both David and Nancy relate their experiences in a way that is down to earth, and shared so that you and I would see a very clear picture of the raw emotion and excitement of a new journey in their lives that leaves both of them having to conquer new challenges that are both scary and nerve-wracking at the same time.


    David brings a very human side to the Iraq war, by telling the story of his relationship with his comrades in arms. And we read about the tragic deaths of those he came to call "brothers". However, even in reading about the human side of the war, David has carefully crafted his story in a way that brings honor and dignity to the cause in which America is fighting for in the Middle East. The most amusing tale that most of us would never think about is how you go to the bathroom in Iraq. And for that you'll have to pick up a copy of this book to learn the details. I will say that it definitely is interesting.


    Nancy does a great job of telling a story of a wife who is forced to deal with the household by herself, and tells the details of things that she had never done before, because David had always been there to handle them. She also relates the emotional side of the interpersonal relationships of her friends, church, and community that stood by her side and supported her with more than just comforting words and thoughts, but through their actions and deeds. How does a "war widow" manage when her husband is deployed for a year? You'll have to read the book to truly find out.


    Both down to earth and real, "Home and Away" tells a great story of a family who sacrificed for America, well beyond what any of us should be expected to sacrifice. A true American treasure.


    I was provided with a copy of this book by the DeMoss Group, in exchange for this review.

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