The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks audiobook

The Widow of the South

By Robert Hicks
Read by Becky Ann Baker , David Chandler , Jonathan Davis , and Tom Wopat

Grand Central Publishing 9780446500128
5.83 Hours 1
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Based on a true story, this debut Civil War novel follows a Southern plantation woman's journey of transforming her home into a hospital for the war. This debut novel is based on the true story of Carrie McGavock. During the Civil War's Battle of Franklin, a five-hour bloodbath with 9,200 casualties, McGavock's home was turned into a field hospital where four generals died. For 40 years she tended the private cemetery on her property where more than 1,000 were laid to rest.

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A New York Times bestseller

Based on a true story, this debut Civil War novel follows a Southern plantation woman's journey of transforming her home into a hospital for the war.

This debut novel is based on the true story of Carrie McGavock. During the Civil War's Battle of Franklin, a five-hour bloodbath with 9,200 casualties, McGavock's home was turned into a field hospital where four generals died. For 40 years she tended the private cemetery on her property where more than 1,000 were laid to rest.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“It is a wonderful novel about what war does to its participants—not only the soldiers, but the families pulled from the periphery onto the battlefield. Hicks has perfected the art of mixing fact and fiction, and turned the book into a sustained, profound meditation on what it means to live, to love, and to die. Congratulations to Robert Hicks—he has written a moving and magnificent novel.” Tracy Chevalier, New York Times bestselling author
“Written with lyrical beauty, arresting images, as well as a compelling story line.” People
“A wonderful read. Blends the historical and the personal with a master stroyteller’s skill.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Mesmerizing…The author gracefully yet forcefully enters the psychology of these various individuals, each one representing a certain side in not only the battle at hand but also in the overarching context of nation rending. And, almost strangely yet certainly beautifully, from all this carnage emerges a love story that transcends time.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Robert Hicks

Author Bio: Robert Hicks

Robert Hicks works in music publishing and artist management for rock and country acts. He served as a cocurator on the exhibition “Art of Tennessee” and was the coeditor of the exhibitions award-winning catalog of the same name. Working in the field of historic preservation, he has served on the boards of the Tennessee State Museum, the historic Carnton Plantation, the Williamson County Historical Society, and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts. He is the author of The Widow of the South and has written many essays and articles on regional history, southern material culture, and music.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 5.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English