Victoria Kelly in Conversation with Karin Tanabe

  • February 16, 2024

The author of Homefront comes to DC on Tues., Feb. 20th, at 7 p.m.!

Victoria Kelly in Conversation with Karin Tanabe

Join us at Kramers to hear Victoria Kelly discuss her collection of stories, Homefront, in conversation with Karin Tanabe.

In “Prayers of an American Wife,” a Navy wife grapples with loneliness when she discovers that her neighbor, also a Navy wife, is having an affair while their husbands are deployed on the same aircraft carrier. Tensions rise in “The Strangers of Dubai” as a soldier on leave tries to buy his wife a souvenir from an Afghan vendor. After attending eight funerals with fellow military wives whose husbands died in the Iraq war, the protagonist in “Finding the Good Light” divorces her Navy husband and tries to start a new life as a movie star. These, along with the eleven other stories in this collection, explore the emotional landscape of the resilient women who remain on the homefront.

Kelly’s stories offer readers an intimate, eye-opening look into the sacrifices and steadfastness of military family members.

Hosted by Kramers, 1517 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC. Learn more here.

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