Brave Enemies by Robert Morgan audiobook

Brave Enemies

By Robert Morgan
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Random House Audio 9781565123564
11.30 Hours Unabridged
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As the War for Independence wore on into the 1780s, unrest ruled the Carolinas. Settlers who had cleared the land after the Cherokees withdrew were being mustered for battle as British forces pillaged their hard-won farms. Robert Morgan's stunning novel tells a story of two people caught in the chaos raging in the wilderness. After sixteen-year-old Josie Summers murders her abusive stepfather, she runs away from home disguised as a boy. Lost in the woods, she accepts a young preacher's invitation to assist in his itinerant ministry. Eventually her identity is revealed and affection grows between the two. But when the preacher is kidnapped by British soldiers, Josie disguises herself once again and joins the militia in a desperate attempt to find him. Brave Enemies is a gripping story of people brought together by chance and torn apart by war—a story of enduring love and of the struggle to build a homeland.

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Summary

Summary

As the War for Independence wore on into the 1780s, unrest ruled the Carolinas. Settlers who had cleared the land after the Cherokees withdrew were being mustered for battle as British forces pillaged their hard-won farms. Robert Morgan's stunning novel tells a story of two people caught in the chaos raging in the wilderness. After sixteen-year-old Josie Summers murders her abusive stepfather, she runs away from home disguised as a boy. Lost in the woods, she accepts a young preacher's invitation to assist in his itinerant ministry. Eventually her identity is revealed and affection grows between the two. But when the preacher is kidnapped by British soldiers, Josie disguises herself once again and joins the militia in a desperate attempt to find him. Brave Enemies is a gripping story of people brought together by chance and torn apart by war—a story of enduring love and of the struggle to build a homeland.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“With a plot that tears through the Carolina underbrush like a spooked rabbit, Morgan’s novel of the American Revolution traces the gender-switching drama of Josie Summers, a pioneer girl raised in the same hardscrabble landscape of his 1999 bestseller, Gap Creek.” Entertainment Weekly
“At their finest, his stripped-down and almost primitive sentences burn with the raw, lonesome pathos of Hank Williams’ best songs.” New York Times Book Review
“With tremendous narrative pace, a meticulous eye for colorful detail, and a tight grasp of historical setting and military action, poet and novelist Morgan delivers a rousing and affecting tale of the American Revolution. [A] gripping story of love and desperation.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author Bio: Robert Morgan

Author Bio: Robert Morgan

Robert Morgan, a poet and novelist raised on land settled by his Welsh ancestors, is a native of North Carolina mountains that act as the backdrop for his intensely personal writing. He has won the James B. Hanes Poetry Prize, the North Carolina Award in Literature, and the Jacaranda Review Fiction Prize.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 11.30
Audience: Adult
Language: English