The Widow of the South
Carnton Plantation, 1894: Carrie McGavock is an old woman who tends the graves of the almost 1,500 soldiers buried there. As she walks among the dead, an elderly man appears--the same soldier she met that fateful day long ago. Today, he asks if the cemetery has room for one more. Based on an... show more
Carnton Plantation, 1894: Carrie McGavock is an old woman who tends the graves of the almost 1,500 soldiers buried there. As she walks among the dead, an elderly man appears--the same soldier she met that fateful day long ago. Today, he asks if the cemetery has room for one more. Based on an extraordinary true story, this brilliant, meticulously researched novel flashes back to 1864 and the afternoon of the Civil War. While the fierce fighting rages on Carrie's land, her plantation turns into a Confederate army hospital; four generals lie dead on her back porch; the pile of amputated limbs rises as tall as the smoke house. But when a wounded soldier named Zachariah Cashwell arrives at her house, he awakens feelings she had thought long dead--and inspires a passion as powerful and unforgettable as the war that consumes a nation.
Publish date: September 1st 2009
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 551
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, American History
, Military History
, Civil War
, American Civil War
It took me more than a few chapters to get the flow of the style of this book. I'd read another of his books before and really liked it so I stuck with it and by the end it was natural to me and I ended up really enjoying it (and glad I finished it).It is historical fiction centered around Carrie Mc...
I am quite fascinated by history, but puzzled as to why we are losing the truth of our history here in America. Every time I read a history account - even much of the historical fiction, I find a piece of something that I feel like everyone should know. This is one of those books. Even though the...
The Widow of the South is a novel that sneaks up on the reader. The juxtaposition of narrators is unsettling. Just when the reader feels comfortable with the direction of the novel, the shift in narration forces the reader to pay closer attention and reevaluate the knowledge already gleaned from ...