Tag Archives: Civil War

Turnabout

Neverhome by Laird Hunt is a book sale find which I was impressed with. It is the story of Constance, a young, married woman from Indiana who disguises herself as a man, changes her first name to Ash, and goes … Continue reading

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The Patsy

Gather Ye Rosebuds by Jeannette Covert Nolan is a delightful novel published in the 1940’s which I came across while searching for a different book in the Library of Congress catalog of books on tape. My gamble paid off which … Continue reading

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Mistaken Identity

Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict is a recently published historical fiction novel. It is a story about a young woman named Clara Kelly who immigrated from Ireland in the 1800’s and arrives in the U.S. during the Civil War. When … Continue reading

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Bronson Revealed

March by Geraldine Brooks (2005) is a fabulous novel about the father of the March girls made famous in the beloved novel Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Mr. March is absent throughout most of Alcott’s novel and Brooks has … Continue reading

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Between Two Worlds

News of the World by Paulette Jiles is a National Book Award Finalist and there is no doubt in my mind why this book is on the list. It is a simply told, powerful story which captures little known or … Continue reading

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Down South in Dixie

I became aware of novel The March by E.L. Doctorow early last week while listening to WFMT radio in Chicago. The book has been adapted to a play (http://blogs.wfmt.com/impromptu/), and the cast and director were on the radio.  Having read Ragtime … Continue reading

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