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Neverhome: A Novel - Laird Hunt
Neverhome: A Novel
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An extraordinary novel about a wife who disguises herself as a man and goes off to fight in the Civil War.She calls herself Ash, but that's not her real name. She is a farmer's faithful wife, but she has left her husband to don the uniform of a Union soldier in the Civil War. NEVERHOME tells the... show more
An extraordinary novel about a wife who disguises herself as a man and goes off to fight in the Civil War.She calls herself Ash, but that's not her real name. She is a farmer's faithful wife, but she has left her husband to don the uniform of a Union soldier in the Civil War. NEVERHOME tells the harrowing story of Ash Thompson during the battle for the South. Through bloodshed and hysteria and heartbreak, she becomes a hero, a folk legend, a madwoman and a traitor to the American cause.Laird Hunt's dazzling new novel throws a light on the adventurous women who chose to fight instead of stay behind. It is also a mystery story: why did Ash leave and her husband stay? Why can she not return? What will she have to go through to make it back home?In gorgeous prose, Hunt's rebellious young heroine fights her way through history, and back home to her husband, and finally into our hearts.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780316370134 (0316370134)
ASIN: 316370134
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it
0.0 Too Detail Oriented
2.5 starsI wish the title of this book for me would have been Neverread because it kills me to give it this rating. Although I had been looking forward to this book, I found that I couldn't get into it. The last 75 pages were pure torture and I felt like I was running in quick sand to get through th...
Lagniappe Literature
Lagniappe Literature rated it
4.0 Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
Excellent story about a young married woman who makes the decision, with her husband, to disguise herself as a man and fight for the Union during the Civil War. Constance chooses to go because she is fearless, a better aim, and longs to see the world. Her husband, Bartholomew, stays behind to take c...
That's What She Read
That's What She Read rated it
0.0 Neverhome
Neverhome is a war story without a battle. Ash is a soldier, and she kills without hesitation. Yet, the story is not about her battlefield experiences. Rather, it is her entire wartime experience, from her first steps away from the homestead until well after she returns home and settles back into ci...
Memories From Books on Booklikes
Memories From Books on Booklikes rated it
2.0 Neverhome
Neverhome by Laird Hunt is the story of Constance “Ash” Thompson, who dressed herself as a man and fought in the Civil War. Through her eyes, the book depicts the struggle of surviving a war. Much as I looked forward to the premise of the book, this was not the book for me both because of gaps in th...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
5.0 This brief novel will captivate the reader with its message.
On the surface, Laird Hunt has written a touching tale about a woman’s love for her husband and the sacrifice she made for him. She went off to fight in the Civil War, leaving him, the weaker one, behind. Since Constance was more masculine in her demeanor and Bartholomew was more feminine, they reve...
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