- 2016 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, War & Military (Adult Nonfiction)
Corie traveled overseas w Sec of Defense Carter. As she sat in a C-17 where her husband had said goodbye to soldiers' remains, touched the memorial at FOB Fenty and reflected on her grief as a care team member after COP Keating, she realized this journey was about much more than duty away from loved ones. This was a journey to the heart of her marriage, where she would have to leave behind resentment in exchange for ground she and her husband had surrendered to hurt, loss—and Afghanistan.