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Stories Around the Table

"Star Light, Star Bright" and "Buy More Underwear" by Karen Pavlicin in Stories Around the Table: Laughter, Wisdom, and Strength in Military Life

Conversations are the heart of a gathering among friends.

Karen is one of more than 40 military family writers who contributed personal stories and insights in this collection about life from a military life point of view. Karen wrote the essays “Star Light, Star Bright” and “Buy More Underwear” in Stories Around the Table: Laughter, Wisdom, and Strength in Military Life.

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“I started reading and couldn’t put it down. What a lovely collection.” — Amy Bushatz, author, managing editor of SpouseBUZZ

“Read the whole thing in one sitting–MARVELOUS!” — Jacey Eckhart, author, former director of family programs at

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Facebook: /StoriesAroundTheTable
Twitter: @StoriesTable

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ISBN 978-1-934617-29-8

In Stories Around the Table: Laughter, Wisdom, and Strength in Military Life, military spouses, parents, children, and service members gather together to laugh, cry, lend perspective, and share personal stories from their military life experience. From poignant to practical, tragic to humorous, these candid conversations from friends old and new shed heartfelt insight on many aspects of military life:

~ friendship, depression, romance in military marriage,
caring for children with special needs, frequent moves,
deployment, renewing relationships after deployment,
career challenges for spouses, changing schools,
infertility, overseas assignments, finances,
combat injury, post-traumatic stress, faith, grief,
and so much more ~

More than forty writers, from bestselling authors to compelling new voices, start the conversation. All are military family members. Each has a story to share. Please join us.

“Opening it up to any random story will make you feel humbled, grateful, and best of all, not alone.”—Anette Radonski, Military Spouse JD Network review