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Author: Elizabeth Heaney Narrator: Joyce Bean Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2016 ISBN: 9781531835071
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A Nautilus Book Award winner.

A young combat veteran hides in his closet under a pile of clothes on bad nights. Another, home for five days, can’t figure out how to talk to his wife. And a commander’s spouse recounts the soul-draining effect of attending nearly one hundred memorial services…

When therapist Elizabeth Heaney left her private practice to counsel military service members and their families, she came face-to-face with unheard-of struggles and fears. Emotions run deeply—and often silently—in the hearts of combat veterans in this eye-opening portrait of the complex, nuanced lives of service personnel, who return from battling the enemy and grapple with readjusting to civilian life.

Presenting the soldiers’ stories—told in their own words—as well as her own story of change, Heaney offers an intimate perspective, not of war itself but of its emotional aftermath. Some of these stories scrape the bone; others are hopeful, even comical. Every one reveals the sacrifices of those on the front lines and the courage, grace, and honor with which they serve.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In this deeply moving book, Elizabeth Heaney gives voice to war veterans and their families who otherwise would keep painfully hidden what she recognizes as their ‘terrible knowledge.’ Listening to their stories is an essential first step toward healing the wounds of 15 years of war.”

    David Wood, Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent and author of What Have We Done: the Moral Injury of our Longest Wars

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About the Author

Elizabeth Heaney, MA, LPC, was a therapist for nearly thirty years before she began counseling military personnel returning from combat or preparing to deploy. She helped service members of all levels, from soldiers fresh out of boot camp to commanders. Heaney continues working in private practice and with the military community.

About the Narrator

Joyce Bean is an accomplished audiobook narrator and director. In addition to having won several AudioFile Earphones Awards, she has been nominated multiple times for the prestigious Audie Award. Equally adept at narrating fiction and nonfiction, and she also narrates audiobooks under the name Jane Brown.