The Resource I shall be near to you : a novel, Erin Lindsay McCabe

I shall be near to you : a novel, Erin Lindsay McCabe

Label
I shall be near to you : a novel
Title
I shall be near to you
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Erin Lindsay McCabe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An extraordinary novel about a strong-willed woman who disguises herself as a man in order to fight beside her husband in the Civil War, inspired by a real female soldier's letters home Rosetta doesn't want her new husband Jeremiah to enlist, but he joins up, hoping to make enough money that they'll be able to afford their own farm someday. Though she's always worked by her father's side as the son he never had, now that Rosetta is a wife she's told her place is inside with the other women. But Rosetta decides her true place is with Jeremiah, no matter what that means, and to be with him she cuts off her hair, hems an old pair of his pants, and signs up as a Union soldier. Rosetta trains with the men, prepares herself for war, and deals with the tension between her and Jeremiah as he comes to grips with having a fighting wife. There are many dangers to face, from the constant threat of discovery to intense battles where they fight side by side. With him, she faces the difficult realities of the Civil War, marriage, and staying true to herself. Inspired by true accounts of the more than four hundred women who fought in the Civil War disguised as men, I Shall Be Near To You is a tender love story, an exploration of gender roles and marriage, and a hard examination of war"--
Summary
A tale inspired by true accounts and a real female soldier's letters home follows the extraordinary experiences of a woman who disguises herself as a man in order to fight next to her husband in the American Civil War, an effort that tests the bonds of their relationship and their respective gender perceptions
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10247530
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCabe, Erin Lindsay
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soldiers
  • Husband and wife
  • Impersonation
  • Soldiers
  • Adventure stories
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
I shall be near to you : a novel, Erin Lindsay McCabe
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
304 p.
Isbn
9780804137720
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780804137720
Label
I shall be near to you : a novel, Erin Lindsay McCabe
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
304 p.
Isbn
9780804137720
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780804137720

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