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|Erlanger Branch||COLE A (Text)||33126022904043||Adult Fiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781496707468
- ISBN: 149670746X
266 pages ; 21 cm
- Edition: First Kensington trade paperback edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2017.
|General Note:||Includes reading group guide.
"A novel of the Civil War"--Cover.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references.|
|Summary, etc.:||For all of the War Between the States, Marlie Lynch has helped with coded letters about anti-Rebel uprisings in her Carolina woods; tisanes and poultices for Union prisoners; and silent aid to fleeing slave and Freeman alike. Then the vicious Confederate Home Guard claims Marlie's home for their new base of operations in the guerrilla war against Southern resistors of the Rebel cause. Escaped prisoner Ewan McCall is sheltering in Marlie's laboratory; he has his own history with the cruel captain of the Home Guard. When Marlie's freedom is endangered, she and Ewan run for their lives, following the path of the Underground Railroad.|
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|Subject:||United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Fiction
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- Library Journal Reviews : LJ Reviews 2017 December #1
Trained at her mother's knee in herbal medicinal arts, freedwoman Marlie Lynch is taken in by her white father's family at Lynchwood. She spends her time crafting new remedies and secretly helping the Union cause, which includes hiding escaped prisoner Ewan McCall in her lab. Her uneasy peace is shattered when a vicious in-law invites the arrogant Commander Cahill and his ruthless Confederate Home Guard to move into the house. Before long, Marlie and Ewan are fleeing for their lives on the Underground Railroad, with peril close behind. A quietly courageous healer and a Union officer battle hatred, intolerance, and cruelty in a compelling story of the Civil War told from an often neglected point of view.Copyright 2017 Library Journal.
VERDICTExceptional historical detail and abundant literary and philosophical references guarantee this well-written story will appeal to both romance and historical fiction fans. Cole ( An Extraordinary Union) lives in New York City. [See "Editors' Fall Picks," LJ9/1/17, p. 34.]