Suspend Your Disbelief

Beth Garland


Beth Garland has an MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University in Charlotte, NC and is a former Technical Writer, but her heart belongs to fiction. She has written articles on military marriage and in September 2010, attended the War, Literature, and the Arts conference at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs where she read an excerpt from her novel-in-progress, What Separates Us. She currently stays very busy living in Surf City, NC with her husband, two daughters, and son. Three of her favorite books are For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway, To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, and Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.


Reviews |

You Know When the Men Are Gone, by Siobhan Fallon

Siobhan Fallon’s debut story collection You Know When the Men Are Gone lets readers into a secret world of military families. Behind perfectly manicured lawns and Family Readiness Groups, Fallon’s stories reveal the stress of repeated deployment, wounded service members, and the difficulties of homecoming. Beth Garland, herself a military spouse, reviews a collection infused with “grief, heroism, and bitter disappointment.”