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The second Mrs. Hockaday, Susan Rivers

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The second Mrs. Hockaday
Title
The second Mrs. Hockaday
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Susan Rivers
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Language
eng
Summary
"Taut, almost unbearable suspense ... This galvanizing historical portrait of courage, determination, and abiding love mesmerizes and shocks."--Booklist (starred review) "All I had known for certain when I came around the hen house that first evening in July and saw my husband trudging into the yard after lifetimes spent away from us, a borrowed bag in his hand and the shadow of grief on his face, was that he had to be protected at all costs from knowing what had happened in his absence. I did not believe he could survive it." 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? Inspired by a true incident, this saga conjures the era with uncanny immediacy. Amid the desperation of wartime, Placidia sees the social order of her Southern homeland unravel as her views on race and family are transformed. A love story, a story of racial divide, and a story of the South as it fell in the war, T he Second Mrs. Hockaday reveals how that generation--and the next--began to see their world anew
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The second Mrs. Hockaday
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Summary
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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10546096
Cataloging source
CoCr/DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.I859
LC item number
S43 2017
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print peer picks
Target audience
adult
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Susan Rivers
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The second Mrs. Hockaday, Susan Rivers
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  • LNCLN-DAL
  • LNCLN-DAL
  • THORN-THO
  • THORN-THO
  • GBURG-GRE
  • GBURG-GRE
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20901963
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
375 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410497888
Lccn
2016055505
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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20901963
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn964504513

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