The Resource Neverhome, Laird Hunt

Neverhome, Laird Hunt

Label
Neverhome
Title
Neverhome
Statement of responsibility
Laird Hunt
Title variation
Never home
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
She calls herself Ash, but that's not her real name. She is a farmer's faithful wife, but she has left her husband to don the uniform of a Union soldier in the Civil War. NEVERHOME tells the harrowing story of Ash Thompson during the battle for the South. Through bloodshed and hysteria and heartbreak, she becomes a hero, a folk legend, a madwoman and a traitor to the American cause. Laird Hunt's dazzling new novel throws a light on the adventurous women who chose to fight instead of stay behind. It is also a mystery story: why did Ash leave and her husband stay? Why can she not return? What will she have to go through to make it back home? In gorgeous prose, Hunt's rebellious young heroine fights her way through history, and back home to her husband, and finally into our hearts
Summary
"I was to go and he was to stay," says Constance Thompson, recounting her decision to disguise herself as a man, leave her husband behind to tend their Indiana farm, and enlist in the Union Army as "Ash Thompson." Though Ash may be physically stronger than her spouse and more suited to military life, she finds the battlefield carnage tough to stomach. And that's before she's wounded in combat, captured by bounty hunters, imprisoned, and worse. Spare and compelling, Neverhome offers a different perspective on the American Civil War. -- Description by Gillian Speace
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2014.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10312104
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hunt, Laird
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women soldiers
  • Women soldiers
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Neverhome, Laird Hunt
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
256, 14 pages
Isbn
9780316370165
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780316370165
Label
Neverhome, Laird Hunt
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
256, 14 pages
Isbn
9780316370165
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780316370165

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