The Widow of the South

The Widow of the South

Audiobook CD - 2005
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Hicks' gripping debut novel--an instant "New York Times" bestseller--is based on the incredible true story of Carrie McGavock, a woman whose life had been forever changed by the Civil War.
Publisher: Books on Tape, 2005.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781415926437
Call Number: HICKS
Characteristics: 13 compact discs (15 hrs.)
Subjects: McGavock, Caroline E. Winder, 1829-1905 -- Fiction.
Southern writing.
Williamson County (Tenn.) -- Fiction.
Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction.
Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Hospitals -- Fiction.
Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Casualties -- Fiction.
Cemeteries -- Fiction.
Plantation life -- Fiction.
Plantation owners' spouses -- Fiction.
Franklin, Battle of, Franklin, Tenn., 1864 -- Fiction.
Compact discs, Book.


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Feb 24, 2013

*** 1/2 stars. This novel is based on true events surrounding the Civil War Battle of Franklin, Tennessee in 1864. Colonel John and Carrie McGavock's plantation home, Carnton, was opened as a field hospital. Later when the hastily buried local Confederate graves deteriorated the McGavocks donated land and had 1,500 soldiers dug up and reburied. The story is told from multiple perspectives, but it is largely the story of Carrie and her efforts to honor the dead and deal with her own personal loss. Recommend, especially if you enjoy novels set during the American Civil War.


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