A new memoir from the National Book Award-winning author of "Middle Passage." He writes about the art and craft of writing and what he calls "the truth-telling power of fiction."
Diane talks about military service and the war in Iraq with Iraq veterans, a military spouse and the producer of a recent radio documentary about military families.
- Bill Carr Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy
- Lt. Col. David Poirier Retired, former active duty commander of the 720th Military Police Battalion
- John Biewen producer of the radio documentary "Married to the Military"
- Jeanette Mulligan wife of Army Sgt. Clinton Mulligan, Fort Bragg, NC
- Maj. Paul Hackett U.S. Marine and Iraq veteran; ran for U.S. House seat from Ohio in a special election
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