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The Resource Varina, Charles Frazier, (electronic resource)

Varina, Charles Frazier, (electronic resource)

Label
Varina
Title
Varina
Statement of responsibility
Charles Frazier
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sooner or later, history asks, which side were you on? In his powerful new novel, Charles Frazier returns to the time and place of Cold Mountain, vividly bringing to life the chaos and devastation of the Civil War Her marriage prospects limited, teenage Varina Howell agrees to wed the much-older widower Jefferson Davis, with whom she expects the secure life of a Mississippi landowner. Davis instead pursues a career in politics and is eventually appointed president of the Confederacy, placing Varina at the white-hot center of one of the darkest moments in American history—culpable regardless of her intentions. The Confederacy falling, her marriage in tatters, and the country divided, Varina and her children escape Richmond and travel south on their own, now fugitives with "bounties on their heads, an entire nation in pursuit." Intimate in its detailed observations of one woman's tragic life and epic in its scope and power, Varina is a novel of an American war and its aftermath. Ultimately, the book is a portrait of a woman who comes to realize that complicity carries consequences
Summary
Forced by limited prospects to marry much-older widower Jefferson Davis, teenaged Varina Howell finds her expectations as the wife of a Mississippi landowner upended by his appointment as the leader of the Confederacy, a situation that renders her and her children fugitives in a divided and increasingly hostile nation
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Character
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10638462
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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1950-
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Frazier, Charles
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Overdrive Inc
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Varina, Charles Frazier, (electronic resource)
Link
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Publication
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062406002
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e7a50113-8778-45a5-9ff2-32ade3c7e055
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • OverDrive Read
Label
Varina, Charles Frazier, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062406002
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
e7a50113-8778-45a5-9ff2-32ade3c7e055
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • OverDrive Read

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