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I recently discovered The War Horses and was delighted with its rich depiction of a southern family's struggles and triumphs during the U.S. civil war. Caitlin Clark, the story's strong protagonist, reminded me of Scarlett O'Hara with her fierce independence and devotion to her family's land in South Carolina, but Caitlin is much more likeable than Scarlett. Whereas Scarlett is driven by selfish desire, Caitlin's motivations grow out of passion and concern for other people. The one true love of ...more