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The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks
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May 24, 2008

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bookshelves: book-club, civil-war
Recommended to Joycelyn by: Kim Colburn
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The tragic battle of Franklin, Tennessee, one of the last of the civil war, is the focal point of this novel. This book pays homage to Carrie McGavock, a genteel southern women determined to give nearly one-fifth of the over 7,000 confederate soldiers killed in the battle a final resting place. The last chapter on the true story of Ms. McGavock is truly compelling. The author is deferential to the memory of his heroine and crafts a cautious romance appropriate to the time period and the class of the individuals involved.

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