While President Trump was campaigning on the wall, Helen Thorpe spent a year inside a “newcomer class” for teenage refugees from Africa, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Central America. Her resulting book, “The Newcomers,” is a delicate and heartbreaking mystery story, as Thorpe slowly uncovers the secret catastrophes in the lives of young immigrants… Read more »
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Helen Thorpe’s new book The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom is out now. Malcolm Gladwell says, “Helen Thorpe has taken policy and turned it into literature.” Here is an interview Helen conducted with 5280 Magazine, and read this great view in the Denver Post.
Congratulations to Helen Thorpe on this tremendous honor.
Kai Bird, Brigid Schulte, Helen Thorpe and Adam Tanner are all on this list at WaPo.
Congratulations to Helen Thorpe. “Thorpe traces the lives of three women in the Indiana National Guard who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, highlighting how profoundly military service changed their lives and the lives of their families. Twelve years in the making, this visceral narrative shows the disconnect between the civilian population and the veterans, and… Read more »
Helen Thorpe’s latest, Soldier Girls, was recently profiled: “Women’s war stories: Sex, stress-relief and mothering from afar.” There is little blood but a lot of guts in Helen Thorpe’s new book “Soldier Girls,” about three women in the Indiana National Guard who went to war together and gave a brutally honest account of their service,… Read more »
Helen Thorpe’s latest continues to garner great praise. What’s it like to be a woman in the military? Over 12 years, Thorpe follows grandmother Debbie Helton, single mom Desma Brooks and college student Michelle Fischer, three unlikely friends in the Indiana National Guard. They struggle with the male-dominated culture around them and survive deployments to… Read more »
Helen Thorpe explains what it’s like to be a woman in the military, from her new book Soldier Girls. Watch here.
Helen Thorpe was on to discuss her new book Soldier Girls. Watch here.
Helen Thorpe’s latest book, Soldier Girls, having already been tagged as one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post, has been named an Editor’s Choice selection in the Sunday New York Times book section. When they signed up for the Indiana National Guard, the three women at the center of Helen… Read more »