The Widow of the South
by Robert Hicks
Paperback- $10.52

The Widow of the South

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  "Great discussion book" by jennieathome (see profile) 04/25/08

 
  "A unique historical view of the civil war" by misspriss (see profile) 10/18/08

The kind of book I learned something from and enjoyed reading.

 
  "Beautifully written account of the aftermath of an important battle of the Civil War." by corron (see profile) 07/13/09

 
  "The Widow of the South" by sberry (see profile) 07/16/09

 
  "The Widow of the South" by jenbrinkley (see profile) 03/02/10

Sparked great discussion about the Civil War. Great read!

 
  "Highly Recommended!" by sbsalsa (see profile) 03/10/10

This book is slow to start but if you can get past the first 100 pages, you will not be able to put it down. Dramatic, heartfelt, moving. A MUST read, especially if you didn't grow up learning much about the Civil War.

 
  "Widow of the South" by knothead (see profile) 03/12/11

I found this book very difficult to get into and I never felt any connection to Carrie (and she often annoyed me). I even put the book down and read something else, but felt committed enough to my book club to try to finish it. I am glad that I did as I learned a lot about a time in history that is important to our country and finally gained some grudging admiration for Carrie. Our bookclub did have a good discussion as a result of the book and I believe on the whole everyone truly enjoyed the read.

 
  "Very Good!" by FriendshipSisters (see profile) 01/17/12

I have never been very interested in details of the Civil War, that is until I read this book. Historical fiction based on the Battle of Franklin, brings the lives lost and historical detail to the forefront. Franklin, Tennessee, is calling me, to visit the battle ground and Carnton, and to experience, even on a minute scale, a piece of our American history.

Parts of the book were slow but overall, really enjoyed this novel. Great discussion for bookclubs.

 
  "Franklin, TN" by kristinbluedog (see profile) 10/23/12

I consider myself pretty knowledgeable about the Civil War but I knew nothing about Franklin, TN. It is wonderful to get to learn something new. The fictional story really brought the history of this battle to life. I enjoyed the story very much but I think it went a little long. I felt there were some parts that could have been omitted to keep the reader captured more completely. All in all in was a great read.

 
  "Slow but informative" by ktlown (see profile) 09/06/13

Not the most engaging story line but preserves an interesting piece of southern American history.

 
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