"SOLDIER GIRLS is utterly absorbing, gorgeously written, and unforgettable." –the Boston Globe

SOLDIER GIRLS was named the number one nonfiction book of 2014 by Time Magazine!

Helen’s Bio


Author photograph by Marea Evans.

Helen Thorpe is an award-winning journalist who lives in Denver, Colorado. Her first book, JUST LIKE US: THE TRUE STORY OF FOUR MEXICAN GIRLS COMING OF AGE IN AMERICA, was published in 2009. It won the Colorado Book Award and was named one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post.

Her second book, SOLDIER GIRLS: THE BATTLES OF THREE WOMEN AT HOME AND AND WAR, was published in 2014. TIME named it the number one nonfiction book of the year, and The New York Times said: “Through minute, almost claustrophobic, detail — using military and medical records, as well as therapists’ notes and personal correspondence —Thorpe achieves a staggering intimacy with her subjects.”

Her forthcoming book, THE NEWCOMERS, is about refugee resettlement. It celebrates the work of a high school English Language Acquisition teacher named Eddie Williams, whose classroom mirrors the global refugee crisis. The book is due out November 2017.

Written by Helen Thorpe

June 17, 2009 at 9:57 pm

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