Dinner With the Smileys: One Military Family, One Year of Heroes, and Lessons for a Lifetime
by Sarah Smiley
The uplifting true story of a wife and mother's yearlong experience inviting one new guest (from senators to school teachers, artists to professional athletes) to dinner for each week that her husband was deployed overseas.
But DINNER WITH THE SMILEYS isn't really about dinner. And it's not about the military. It's about 250 strangers who came together to help raise three boys (one on the cusp of adolescence) in the absence of their father. It's a love story about marriage, motherhood, and the power of community.
Inside this personal story are the universal issues of loss, grief, loneliness, regrets, sacrifice, and, ultimately, unexpected joy and finding one's own strength.
5.5" x 8" Paperback
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