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The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks
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May 31, 11

bookshelves: general-fiction, historical-fiction
Read from May 24 to 31, 2011

I read this based on the recommendation of my mom and for our upcoming Historical Fiction discussion at the library. I wouldn't say I am a huge historical fiction reader, but not opposed either. This story is based on a true story of the Battle of Franklin during the Civil War. Carrie McGavlock is already mourning three small children when the Confederate Army takes over her house and uses it as a hospital for the bloodiest battle of the whole war. Carrie's transformation make up the most interesting aspect of this book, and this is done quite well. I was slightly confused by the multiple POV, especially with the stories that don't continue through the book. The slightly mystical and atmospheric aspects of this book also seemed a little clunky, but overall a very satisfying read. I would easily recommend this to historical fiction readers, fans of multiple POVs, and general fiction readers.
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