Review: Widow of the South
Widow of the South by Robert Hicks
I wanted to read this New York Times bestselling book because the author, Robert Hicks, is going to be speaking at APL next month.
This novel is a fictionalized account of Carrie McGavock, who, in 1864, had her southern home turned into a field hospital. There were 9,200 casualties from the battle of Franklin, and many were treated or died on her property. Hicks also weaves in other fallout from the battle, and a romance with a soldier.
I think the story starts off powerfully, but the second half didn't grab me as the first had. Hicks explores more secondary characters, and I was more interested in the primary. I liked his use of different chapters from different character points of view, though.
An interesting read, particularly for those interested in the Civil War. I'm looking forward to Hicks' talk!
Scribbled by Marissa