"Abigail Calkin’s memoir is a beautifully written, deeply honest, and necessary book. This memoir blew me away."
—Abigail Thomas, author of A Three Dog Life and Safekeeping
" Non-military readers may find this memoir insightful, while those in the military and veteran community may feel emboldened after reading. Calkin’s description of her own marriage appears to be a metaphor for military service itself, whereby persistence and commitment to something larger than oneself delivers intrinsic rewards in spades."
—Dr. Kent A. Corso, OEF Veteran and President of NCR Behavioral Health
"The Soul of My Soldier is a unique and very personal account of what it is like, from a wife's perspective, to live with a career soldier and veteran of three combat tours in two very different wars. Abigail Calkin gives a very personal account of the issues faced and the coping skills acquired over a decades-long marriage that is at once instructive and deeply touching in its unfolding. More importantly, she gives us a very personal perspective of what a soldier’s family, and especially his or her spouse, encounters in the relationship. This is a very different viewpoint than that normally encountered in reading about PTSD and one that has long been needed."
—Paul Busick, Rear Admiral, USCG (ret.)