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Year of Disunion: A Novel of the Dawn of the American Civil War

4.22  ·  Rating Details  ·  9 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
On the morning of July 21, 1861, several hundred civilians set out to Centreville, picnics packed, to watch the battle of Bull Run. Year of Disunion is a novel that explores who these people were and what their experience might have been. The story opens in Vermont as two very different sisters, Lettie and Roxana, reunite after years apart while Roxana is enduring a near-f ...more
Paperback, 322 pages
Published February 23rd 2011 by Createspace (first published January 26th 2011)
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Apr 11, 2011 Linda rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hist-fic
Year of Disunion opens with preparations for the first battle at Bull Run, but it is told less from the military perspective than from the point of a view of an extended family from Vermont. Sisters Roxana Tilton and Lettie Humphreys have little inkling as to how this war will change their lives; they couldn't be more different from one another, but the coming trials will strengthen and cement their bonds. Lettie is fleeing from a wealthy but abusive husband, and shelters with Roxana and her hus ...more
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Jun 19, 2011 Victoria Slotto rated it it was ok
I read about 20% of this book and had to put it aside. The plot was compelling but I found the dialogue stilted and the descriptions tedious.

I'm looking for some good reads on North Carolina history in a fiction format as I prepare for a vacation there. Any ideas?
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