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Siobhan Fallon
Siobhan Fallon is an army spouse whose debut collection of stories, You Know When the Men Are Gone, won the 2012 Pen Center USA Fiction Award, was chosen as a Best Book of 2011 by The San Francisco Chronicle and Janet Maslin of The New York Times. Her stories and essays have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Women’s Day, Good Housekeeping, New Letters, Publishers’ Weekly, Military Spouse Magazine, among others. She earned her MFA at the New School in New York City and currently lives in Abu Dhabi, UAE, where her husband is still active duty. More can be found at her website

Entries by Siobhan Fallon

The Face of Memorial Day

(1) Comments | Posted May 25, 2015 | 3:43 PM

As Memorial Day approaches, I keep thinking of a young man I met in March 2012, at the Walter Reed National Military Hospital in Bethesda: Sergeant Derek McConnell. I spoke with many devastatingly young men and women that day, in wheelchairs, with crutches or canes, with...

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Military Spouses Don't Stay 'Mum' on Anything...

(12) Comments | Posted November 27, 2012 | 7:10 AM

I just read Michelle Boorstein's Op-Ed in the Washington Post that claimed "Military Spouses Stay Mum on the Subject of Infidelity." That's news to me -- my friends and I can't seem to shut up about it. I'll blather my mil spouse opinions to anyone that asks (

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"Have I Got a Story for You..."

(13) Comments | Posted April 11, 2012 | 4:50 PM

"Have I got a story for you..." This is what I'd hear whenever someone learned I was a writer. I would hear it from my husband, an infantry officer, or his friends newly back from a deployment, or his soldiers gearing up for yet another. That's what they all came...

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