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Homeland by Barbara Hambly
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Nov 29, 09

bookshelves: 2009
Recommended for: Pam
Read in November, 2009, read count: 1

Barbara Hambly writes great historical fiction. I very much enjoyed her antebellum New Orleans series, starting with A Free Man of Color. Homeland is an epistolary novel, consisting of correspondence between two women during the Civil War. In their letters, the women, one from the North and one from the South, reveal the effects of the war on them, their families, and society around them. They also reflect a great deal on women in literature, which makes the reader reflect also. The ending of the novel takes your breath away.

She's apparently written two other Civil-War era books that I'll have to check out.

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