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The second Mrs. Hockaday, Susan Rivers

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The second Mrs. Hockaday
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The second Mrs. Hockaday
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Susan Rivers
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eng
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"The Civil War South comes to vivid life in this electrifying story of a woman's plight and a legacy of deceit that echoes for generations. When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is left to care for her husband's three-hundred-acre farm and infant son. Placidia, a mere teenager herself living far from her family and completely unprepared to run a farm or raise a child, must endure the darkest days of the war on her own. By the time Major Hockaday returns two years later, Placidia is bound for jail, accused of having borne a child in his absence and murdering it. What really transpired in the two years he was away? To what extremes can war and violence push a woman who is left to fend for herself? Told through letters, court inquests, and journal entries, this saga, inspired by a true incident, unfolds with gripping intensity, conjuring the era with uncanny immediacy. Amid the desperation of wartime, Placidia sees the social order of her Southern homeland unravel. As she comes to understand how her own history is linked to one runaway slave, her perspective on race and family are upended. A love story, a story of racial divide, and a story of the South as it fell in the war, The Second Mrs. Hockaday reveals how this generation--and the next--began to see their world anew"--Provided by publisher
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Title
The second Mrs. Hockaday
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Placidia is seventeen when she marries Major Hockaday, an older man and recent widower with a child. After he is recalled to service in the Civil War, she must manage his farm and take care of his son and all with little help. When he returns, it is to find that she has given birth, and said to have murdered the child. Told in journal entries, letters, and court documents, we learn about her life and the answers to this puzzling and horrifically charged event. A dark book that highlights the amazing strength so many of these women had to develop. -- Diane Scholl for LibraryReads
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DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.I859
LC item number
S43 2016
Literary form
fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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Susan Rivers
The second Mrs. Hockaday, Susan Rivers
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The second Mrs. Hockaday, Susan Rivers
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-264)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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22 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781616205812
Lccn
2016007696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
cat13rev
System control number
  • ocn933272432
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