Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the first paragraph or maybe two of her current read. Anyone can join in. Go to Diane's website, link up with Mr Linky and share the first paragraph (or2) of the current book you are reading. Today I am sharing the current month's read from my F2F Book Club.
The Astronaut Wives Club, A True Story Lily Koppel
Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.
1Introducing the Wives
They had endured years of waking up alone, making their kids breakfast, taking them to school and picking them up, fixing dinner and kissing them goodnight, promising that Daddy was thinking of them all the time. There had been lonely nights when the fell asleep wondering how they were going to get by on their husbands' measly pay for another month. During tours of duty in World War II or Korea or both, their husbands had nearly become mirages. Navy deployments had taken their men away on six - and nine-month cruises to the far corners of the Earth. They'd each wait for half a year imagining their man, trying not to forget what he looked like, only to have him come home hungry and tired. They'd miss him even before he left.
This year we have read several non-fiction books and this is another one. I am looking forward to reading this story. The cover is so cool , with all the full skirted shirtwaist dresses and pearls. Hands posed in laps, ankles crossed. I was in high school when the space program was just beginning and a young wife myself in the sixties and seventies. I still have the copy of Life magazine that was published when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. The space program was a really big deal!.
Until next time
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