The Women

by Kristin Hannah follows a young woman’s physical and emotional journey as a nurse in the Vietnam War. In 1965, Frances “Frankie” McGrath leaves her sheltered upbringing among conservative parents in California to follow her brother to war. In the Army Nursing Corps, she hopes to make a difference in a world that is rapidly changing around her. Frankie’s experiences of the war are unlike anything she could have imagined, but for her and many other veterans, returning home to the United States only brings more challenges.