"Alison Buckholtz’s memoir is a universal story of friendship, family, and endurance that reveals the history of the American military spouse from Revolutionary War camp followers to her own experience as a Navy wife in the post-9/11 world. Standing By is sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, but always a beautiful, honest book about the toil and triumph of modern military life". -- Siobhan Fallon, author of You Know When the Men Are Gone
“Everything about this book is unexpected. Although based on Alison Buckholtz’s experiences as a military spouse, which is a life of quiet sacrifices and countless hardships, Standing By is a hysterically funny, deeply moving, and ultimately breathtaking book. Any husband or wife will draw inspiration and wisdom from this extraordinary story.” --Andrew Carroll, New York Times-bestselling author of War Letters and Behind the Lines
New Afterword|New Book Group Guide|New resources for military families
“In Alison Buckholtz’s beautifully written book Standing By, she shows us how love of country, love of family – and commitment to both – can sustain military families separated by war.” –Tanya Biank, author of Army Wives (basis for the Lifetime television series)
Alison's latest essay is included in Stories Around the Table.