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Death of a Confederate Colonel: Civil War Stories and a Novella
by Pat Carr
Dramatically compelling and historically informed, the stories in acclaimed author Pat Carr's latest collection, The Death of a Confederate Colonel, take us into the lives of those left behind during the Civil War. These stories, all with Arkansas settings, are filled with the trauma of the killing, the dying, and the horrendous wounds of the war. They tell of a Confederat ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by University of Arkansas Press
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There are so many wonderful books and history-channel programs this year about the Civil War, that it's rather overwhelming to decide what to read/watch, and what to skip. I'm glad I chose to read these short stories about Arkansas during the War. While history does not focus on Arkansas a great deal during the Civil War, our state was forever changed by its devastation. These stories take place primarily in the area in which I live, northwest Arkansas, and they afforded me a glimpse of how wome ...more
PAT CARR has a B.A. and M.A. from Rice, a Ph.D. from Tulane, and sixteen published books, including the Iowa Fiction Prize winner, The Women in the Mirror, and the PEN Book Award finalist, If We Must Die. She’s published over a hundred short stories in such places as The Southern Review, Yale Review, and Best American Short Stories. Her latest short story collection, The Death of a Confederate Col ...moreMore about Pat Carr...