From the book jacket:
In 1894 Carrie McGavock is an old woman
who has only her former slave to keep her
and the almost 1,500 soldiers buried
in her backyard. Years before, rather than
let someone plow over the field where these
young men had been buried, Carrie dug them
up and reburied them in her own personal
cemetery. Now, as she walks the rows of the
dead, an old soldier appears. It is the man
she met on the day of the battle that
changed everything. The man who came to her
house as a wounded soldier and left with her
heart. He asks if the cemetery has room for
Comment: Hicks' first novel blends historical fact with fiction. The story centers on Carrie McGavock, ...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
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