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The Widow of The South

by Robert Hicks

The Widow of The South
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    Sep 2005, 432 pages
    Sep 2006, 448 pages

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A memorable, many-faceted account of one of the definitive events in USA history. Historical Fiction/1st Novel

From the book jacket: In 1894 Carrie McGavock is an old woman who has only her former slave to keep her company…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 one more.

Comment: Hicks' first novel blends historical fact with fiction.  The story centers on Carrie McGavock, ...

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