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Book Lists from 2016 Veterans Book Groups

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Please note that many of these selections are very short pieces or poems.

VA Medical Center Womens Group, White River Junction

  • Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War, by Helen Thorpe, 2014 (nonfiction).
  • “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver, 1983 (short story).
  • “After War” by Phil Klay, The New York Times, Feb. 8 2014 (essay).
  • “They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the Civil War by De Anne Blanton and Lauren M. Cook, 2003 (nonfiction).
  • “The Naked Citadel,” by Susan Faludi, from The New Yorker, September 5, 1994 (essay).
  • Transgender Chapter from Far From the Tree, by Andrew Solomon, 2012 (nonfiction).
  • Minaret, by Leila Aboulea, 2005 (novel).
  • “A Jury of Her Peers”, by Susan Glaspell, 1927 (short story).
  • Excerpts from POWDER: Writings by Women in the Ranks, from Vietnam to Iraq, Lisa Bowden and Shannon Cain, editors, 2008 (anthology).
  • Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1915 (novel).

The Veterans Place Group, Northfield

  • “Soldier’s Home” by Ernest Hemingway, 1925 (short story).
  • “Mother in the Trenches” by Robert Olen Butler, 2003 (short story).
  • The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, 1990 (short story collection).

VA Medical Center Combat Veteran Group, White River Junction

  • Regeneration by Pat Barker, 1991 (novel).
  • If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home by Tim O’Brien, 1973 (memoir).
  • The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers, 2012 (novel).
  • The Hummingbird by Stephen Kiernan, 2015 (novel).

VA Lakeside Clinic Women’s Group, Burlington

  • Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, 2015 (nonfiction).
  • Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery, 2014 (nonfiction).
  • POWDER: Writings by Women in the Ranks, from Vietnam to Iraq, Lisa Bowden and Shannon Cain, editors, 2008 (anthology).

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Vermont Humanities*** March 9, 2016