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The Widow's War - Sally Cabot Gunning
The Widow's War
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Married for twenty years to Edward Berry, Lyddie is used to the trials of being a whaler's wife in the Cape Cod village of Satucket, Massachusetts—running their house herself during her husband's long absences at sea, living with the daily uncertainty that Edward will simply not return. And when... show more
Married for twenty years to Edward Berry, Lyddie is used to the trials of being a whaler's wife in the Cape Cod village of Satucket, Massachusetts—running their house herself during her husband's long absences at sea, living with the daily uncertainty that Edward will simply not return. And when her worst fear is realized, she finds herself doubly cursed. She is overwhelmed by grief, and her property and rights are now legally in the hands of her nearest male relative: her daughter's overbearing husband, whom Lyddie cannot abide. Lyddie decides to challenge both law and custom for control of her destiny, but she soon discovers the price of her bold "war" for personal freedom to be heartbreakingly dear. Includes the fascinating "story behind the story" of The Widow's War, a map of colonial Brewster, and a driving tour of the village of Satucket.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060791582 (0060791586)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Series: Satucket (#1)
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Merle
Merle rated it
4.0 The Widow's War: A Novel
Lyddie Berry is a 39-year-old woman living in Satucket (now Brewster) on Cape Cod in 1761. When her husband dies in an accident, she’s expected to hand over control of her life to her recently-acquired son-in-law, as her closest male relative.... but when she realizes she’s not ready to sign over he...
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it
5.0
This is one of the smartest, well-written books that I've read set in Colonial America. The author knows her setting, the time, and the history, and crafts a knockout of a story. And she doesn't let it dwindle into a sloppy romance or oversentimentalize anything. Very much recommended. Did anyone el...
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