American Wife

American Wife

Love, War, Faith, and Renewal

Large Print - 2015
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The widow of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle shares their private story: an unforgettable testament to the power of love and faith in the face of war and unimaginable loss--and a moving tribute to a man whose true heroism ran even deeper than the legend

In early 2013, Taya Kyle and her husband Chris were the happiest they ever had been. Their decade-long marriage had survived years of war that took Chris, a U.S. Navy SEAL, away from Taya and their two children for agonizingly long stretches while he put his life on the line in many major battles of the Iraq War. After struggling to readjust to life out of the military, Chris had found new purpose in redirecting his lifelong dedication to service to supporting veterans and their families. Their love had deepened, and, most special of all, their family was whole, finally.

Then, the unthinkable. On February 2, 2013, Chris and his friend Chad Littlefield were killed while attempting to help a troubled vet. The life Chris and Taya fought so hard to build together was shattered. In an instant, Taya became a single parent of two. A widow. A young woman facing the rest of her life without the man she loved.

Chris and Taya's remarkable story has captivated millions through Clint Eastwood's blockbuster, Academy Award-winning film American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper as Chris and Sienna Miller as Taya, and because of Chris's bestselling memoir, in which Taya contributed passages that formed the book's emotional core. Now, with trusted collaborator Jim DeFelice, Taya writes in never-before-told detail about the hours, days, and months after his shocking death when grief threatened to overwhelm her. Then there were wearying battles to protect her husband's legacy and reputation.

And yet throughout, friendship, family, and a deepening faith were lifelines that sustained her and the kids when the sorrow became too much. Two years after her husband's tragic death, Taya has found renewed meaning and connection to Chris by advancing their shared mission of "serving those who serve others," particularly military and first-responder families. She and the children now are embracing a new future, one that honors the past but also looks forward with hope, gratitude, and joy.

American Wife is one of the most remarkable memoirs of the year -- a universal chronicle of love and heartbreak, service and sacrifice, faith and purpose that will inspire every reader.

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
Edition: First HarperLuxe edition, Large print edition
ISBN: 9780062398895
Branch Call Number: LP B KYLE
Characteristics: xvi, 442 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: DeFelice, Jim 1956-- Author

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kakacurt
Apr 10, 2016

Good adjunct to "American Sniper".

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fazybones
Jul 20, 2015

What a thoroughly enjoyable book that describes this brave woman's life through many obstacles. The loss of her Hero Husband and how she dealt with the grief is amazing and a very powerful motivation tool when life doesn't always go our way. Her two children are in good hands with their strong Mom. Highly recommended!!

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albert43
Jul 04, 2015

This was a wonderful story of a great family man losing his life after living a great life. have tissues ready as it made me cry several times.

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HopeButterfly
Jun 18, 2015

Easy read. I read American Sniper so it was nice to read American Wife. Very revealing and I wish her the best in moving forward without Chris physically by her side but spiritually will always be there for her and the children. :)

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