Dunn, engineer aboard the 4512 southbound freight, reminisces about the last trip he made through the snow. And though he can remember every detail about that voyage in 1923, what he can’t recall are the events of a few hours ago—where he ate breakfast, how he got the gash on his forehead, or what he did to make his crew treat him so strangely.
Pelican Road #ad - On the northbound silver star, a luxury passenger train packed with returning college students and gift-bearing families, a failed marriage, brakeman Artemus Kane has his own memories to contend with: French trenches and German snipers, and a too-short layover spent with Anna, the brilliant and lonely woman he has just left behind in the Crescent City.
From the acclaimed author of The Judas Field, a beautiful and haunting portrait of the men who served on the great American railroads. It’s christmas Eve, 1940 A. P.
The Judas Field: A Novel of the Civil WarOpen Road Media #ad - The author of the black flower “re-creates a seminal moment in American history with prose that is vivid, unflinching, and often incantatory” TheWashington Post Book World. . At their journey’s end, the group faces a painful reckoning between a past that refuses to die and a present still waiting to be born.
Joined by two of his former comrades-in-arms, Cass guides Alison through the heart of the still-devastated South. Along the way, memories of the war emerge with overwhelming vividness, thrusting Cass back into the terror and exhilaration of the battlefield. Cass fought alongside alison’s loved ones in the disastrous Battle of Franklin and helped to bury them where they fell.
The Judas Field: A Novel of the Civil War #ad - But when a childhood friend asks him to travel with her to Tennessee, he has no choice but to go along. Alison sansing has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and wants to recover the bodies of her brother and father before she dies. A beautifully wrought novel that deserves a wide audience, ” The Judas Field is the “eloquent and fearless” final chapter in a Civil War trilogy that began with The Black Flower and The Year of Jubilo Los Angeles Times.
A washington post book world best book of the year and winner of the michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction Cass Wakefield left the bloodshed of the Civil War behind him twenty years ago and intends to live out the rest of his quiet days in his hometown in Mississippi.
The Year of Jubilo: A Novel of the Civil WarOpen Road Media #ad - With “complex, well-crafted, often beautiful prose” theseattle times and “a cast of characters worthy of a Larry McMurtry novel” Newsday, The Year of Jubilo is a stunning achievement from the award-winning author of The Black Flower and The Judas Field. A “sweeping, revenge, loyalty, cinematic story of rebellion, and reawakened romance” set in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War The New York Times Book Review.
A new york times notable book the last time gawain harper saw Cumberland, he was heading off to fight for the newly formed Confederate States of America—driven not by the cause that motivated so many others, Mississippi, but by love. Meanwhile, a bloodthirsty former confederate officer named King Solomon Gault is organizing a secret militia to drive the occupiers out and bring the entire region under his ruthless control.
The Year of Jubilo: A Novel of the Civil War #ad - An occupying force of union soldiers keeps uneasy watch over the townspeople, including an erstwhile slave hunter and an albino gravedigger known as Old Hundred-and-Eleven. So gawain joined the mississippi Infantry—and now, three nightmarish years later, he is coming home. . But postwar cumberland is not the place Gawain so fondly remembered.
Before gawain can marry morgan and build their new life together, he must return to the world of violence and turmoil he has been so desperate to escape. The father of his beloved, morgan Rhea, refused to allow her to be courted by a man who would not take up arms to defend the South.
The Black Flower: A Novel of the Civil WarOpen Road Media #ad - Among them stands Pvt. In his award-winning debut novel, “Howard Bahr casts a tale of war as powerful as any you’ll ever find” Southern Living. Their fragile bond carries with it the hope of a life beyond the war, and the risk of a pain too devastating to endure. Against all odds, bushrod has survived three years of war unscathed—but his luck is about to run out.
Written with profound empathy and meticulous attention to historical detail, The Black Flower brilliantly portrays the staggering human toll of America’s bloodiest conflict. There, he falls under the care of Anna Hereford, who bears her own scars from years of relentless bloodshed and tragedy. A new york times notable book and winner of the William Boyd Award for Best Military Novel In November 1864, Gen.
A confederate soldier confronts the horror of battle and the power of grace in this “poignant, and important” novel of the Civil War The Tennessean, haunting, Nashville. Dirty, exhausted, and hungry, the Confederate soldiers form a line of battle across an open field. Bushrod carter, a twenty-six-year-old rifleman from Cumberland, Mississippi.
The Black Flower: A Novel of the Civil War #ad - John bell hood’s army of tennessee prepares to launch an assault on Union forces near Franklin, Tennessee. In the grisly aftermath of one of the Confederate army’s most disastrous campaigns, Anna and Bushrod seek salvation and understanding in each other. Wounded in the battle, Bushrod is taken to a makeshift hospital on a nearby plantation.
The Widow of the SouthGrand Central Publishing #ad - Today, he asks if the cemetery has room for one more. Based on an extraordinary true story, this brilliant, meticulously researched novel flashes back to 1864 and the afternoon of the Civil War. As she walks among the dead, an elderly man appears--the same soldier she met that fateful day long ago. But when a wounded soldier named zachariah Cashwell arrives at her house, he awakens feelings she had thought long dead--and inspires a passion as powerful and unforgettable as the war that consumes a nation.
While the fierce fighting rages on carrie's land, her plantation turns into a Confederate army hospital; four generals lie dead on her back porch; the pile of amputated limbs rises as tall as the smoke house. Carnton plantation, 1894: carrie mcgavock is an old woman who tends the graves of the almost 1, 500 soldiers buried there.
Fallen Land: A NovelSt. Martin's Press #ad - An indie next pick and an okra 2016 winter selection!fallen land is Taylor Brown's debut novel set in the final year of the Civil War, as a young couple on horseback flees a dangerous band of marauders who seek a bounty reward. Ava and callum have only each other in the world and their remarkable horse, Reiver, who carries them through the destruction that is the South.
In the end, as they intersect with the scorching destruction of Sherman's March, the couple seek a safe haven where they can make a home and begin to rebuild their lives. Callum, a seasoned horse thief at fifteen years old, came to America from his native Ireland as an orphan. Dramatic and thrillingly written with an uncanny eye for glimpses of beauty in a ravaged landscape, Fallen Land is a love story at its core, and an unusually assured first novel by award-winning young author Taylor Brown.
Fallen Land: A Novel #ad - Pursued relentlessly by a murderous slave hunter, the couple race through a beautiful but ruined land, and ruthless ex-partisan rangers, tracking dogs, surviving on food they glean from abandoned farms and the occasional kindness of strangers. Ava, hides in her crumbling home until callum determines to rescue her from the bands of hungry soldiers pillaging the land, her father and brother lost to the war, leaving destruction in their wake.
Blood & Ivy: The 1849 Murder That Scandalized HarvardW. W. Norton & Company #ad - Dr. A baffling case of red herrings, and dismemberment, grave robbery, it became a landmark case in the use of medical forensics and the meaning of reasonable doubt. Police scoured city tenements and the harbor, and leads put the elusive Dr. Paul collins brings nineteenth-century Boston back to life in vivid detail, weaving together newspaper accounts, journals, court transcripts, letters, and memoirs from this groundbreaking case.
Rich in characters and evocative in atmosphere, Blood & Ivy explores the fatal entanglement of new science and old money in one of America’s greatest murder mysteries. Well-researched and beautifully written. Collins knows how to build suspense. San francisco chronicleon november 23rd of 1849, in the heart of Boston, one of the city’s richest men simply vanished.
Blood & Ivy: The 1849 Murder That Scandalized Harvard #ad - George parkman, a brahmin who owned much of Boston’s West End, was last seen that afternoon visiting his alma mater, Harvard Medical School. But one harvard janitor held a much darker suspicion: that their ruthless benefactor had never left the Medical School building alive. His shocking discoveries in a chemistry professor’s laboratory engulfed America in one of its most infamous trials: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts v.
Parkman at sea or hiding in Manhattan. John White Webster.
The ThicketMulholland Books #ad - But the best he can come up with is a charismatic, a grave-digging son of an ex-slave named Eustace, bounty-hunting dwarf named Shorty, and a street-smart woman-for-hire named Jimmie Sue who's come into some very intimate knowledge about the bandits and a few members of Jack's extended family to boot.
His parents have just succumbed to the smallpox epidemic sweeping turn-of-the-century East Texas--orphaning him and his younger sister, Lula. Then catastrophe strikes on the way to their uncle's farm, when a traveling group of bank-robbing bandits murder Jack's grandfather and kidnap his sister. Lansdale lets loose like never before, in a rip-roaring adventure equal parts True Gritand Stand by Me--the perfect introduction to an acclaimed writer whose work has been called "as funny and frightening as anything that could have been dreamed up by the Brothers Grimm--or Mark Twain" New York Times Book Review.
The Thicket #ad - His grandmother was killed in a farm accident when he was barely five years old. Soon to be a major motion picture starring peter dinklage* ala reading list Award for History, Short ListLove and vengeance at the dark dawn of the East Texas oil boom from Joe Lansdale, "a true American original" Joe Hill, author of Heart-Shaped Box.
Jack parker thought he'd already seen his fair share of tragedy. But as jack's about to find out, blood and redemption rule supreme. In the thicket, award-winning novelist Joe R.
No Country for Old Men Vintage InternationalVintage #ad - A load of heroin and two million dollars in cash are still in the back. When moss takes the money, he sets off a chain reaction of catastrophic violence that not even the law–in the person of aging, disillusioned Sheriff Bell–can contain. As moss tries to evade his pursuers–in particular a mysterious mastermind who flips coins for human lives–McCarthy simultaneously strips down the American crime novel and broadens its concerns to encompass themes as ancient as the Bible and as bloodily contemporary as this morning’s headlines.
In his blistering new novel, Cormac McCarthy returns to the Texas-Mexico border, setting of his famed Border Trilogy. The time is our own, when rustlers have given way to drug-runners and small towns have become free-fire zones. One day, a good old boy named Llewellyn Moss finds a pickup truck surrounded by a bodyguard of dead men.
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The Angry Wife: A NovelOpen Road Media #ad - Despite her returned husband’s devotion, Lucinda is sure he is having an affair with one of their slaves. A novel of a southern woman trapped in the past and two brothers divided by the Civil War, from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Good Earth. Over the years, and when it’s time for her own daughter to marry, her racist feelings and fears only intensify, her chief concern is the color of the children.
The angry wife is a memorable and impassioned dissection of prejudice, as well as a riveting portrait of post–Civil War America. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. After all, tom, his union-sympathizing brother, did just that, scandalously running away with the woman and settling into contented family life in Philadelphia.
The Angry Wife: A Novel #ad - Lucinda delaney is a southern belle ruled by a vision of life that no longer exists. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate. The civil war has come and gone and her side has lost, yet she is determined to proceed as if nothing has changed—a denial that stokes the flames of her irrational angers.
The Dead of Winter: A John Madden Mystery John Madden Mysteries Book 3Penguin Books #ad - . On a freezing london night in 1944, Rosa Novak is brutally murdered during a blackout. Rennie airth's meticulously detailed procedural mysteries are beautifully written. Well worth reading, and rereading. Marilyn stasio, the new york times Book Review Rennie Airth's The Decent Inn of Death is forthcoming. Scotland yard suspects the young polish refugee was the victim of a random act of violence and might have dropped the case if former police investigator John Madden hadn't been her employer.
Madden feels he owes it to rosa to find her killer and pushes the investigation, uncovering her connection to a murdered Parisian furrier, a member of the Resistance, and a stolen cache of diamonds. Delivering the atmospheric writing and compelling characters that have already established Rennie Airth as a master of suspense as well as style, this long-awaited third installment in the John Madden series is historical crime writing at its best.