The Books That Inspired Kristin Hannah

In her upcoming novel Home Front, an emotional story about a military family, bestselling author Kristin Hannah was inspired by eight authors with compelling personal stories about war.

Home FrontKristin Hannah's inspiration

Bestselling author Kristin Hannah is our featured SheKnows Book Lounge author of the month. In her new novel due out this month, Home Front, she weaves the story of one military family -- a tale about a husband and wife who are in love and at war. When researching her story, she looked to several books for inspiration.

In Kristin Hannah's own words: "Here are a few of the books that helped me understand the lives of American soldiers -- both at war and at home -- and their families. I thank all of these authors for sharing their personal stories with readers."


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Comments on "Kristin Hannah on what inspired her new novel, Home Front"

laura February 17, 2012 | 3:11 AM

Ahhhh --- the newest Kristin Hannah book. Perfect for the day it came in the mail - a windy, rainy autumn day. I snuggled in knowing full well that once I got started reading, I wouldn't budge until I finished. The only negative thing about reading a Kristin Hannah book is knowing I'll have to wait a year until the next one. I have come to expect not only a quality read, but one in which I will be emotionally involved. As a reader I don't feel like I'm merely a spectator to the drama in a Kristin Hannah book. I become part of it. HOME FRONT was all I expected--and more. Hannah's keen observations of the human condition and family life along with her spot-on descriptions of the landscape further makes the reader one with the story. The mist on Liberty Bay is as keenly felt as the heat and sand in Iraq. Kristin Hannah is simply one of the best, if not THE best writer of women's fiction today. Read HOME FRONT and see why she is beloved by so many readers. Have a nice day, Laura

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