Cheryl Strayed S Wild Meets Anthony Swofford S Jarhead In This Powerful Literary Memoir Of A Young Army Recruit Driven To Prove Herself In A Man S World.Raised By Powerful Women In A Restrictive, Sheltered Christian Community In New England, Ryan Dostie Never Imagined Herself On The Front Lines Of A War Halfway Around The World But Then A Conversation With An Army Recruiter In Her High School Cafeteria Changes The Course Of Her Life Hired As A Linguist, She Quickly Has To Find A Space For Herself In The Testosterone Filled World Of The Army Barracks, And Has Been Holding Her Own Until The Unthinkable Happens She Is Raped By A Fellow Soldier.Struggling With PTSD And Commanders Who Don T Trust Her Story, Dostie Finds Herself Fighting Through The Isolation Of Trauma Amid The Challenges Of An Unexpected War What Follows Is A Riveting Story Of One Woman S Extraordinary Journey To Prove Her Worth, Physically And Mentally, In A World Where The Odds Are Stacked Against Her.
Ryan Leigh Dostie is a novelist turned soldier turned novelist As an Army Persian Farsi Dari Linguist in Military Intelligence, she was deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom I and II 2003 2004 She holds an MFA in fiction writing and a bachelor s degree in History from Southern Connecticut State University She lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with her husband, her wondrously wild dau
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- Formation: A Woman's Memoir of Stepping Out of Line
- Ryan Leigh Dostie
- 18 March 2018 Ryan Leigh Dostie