The Resource The second Mrs. Hockaday : a novel, by Susan Rivers

The second Mrs. Hockaday : a novel, by Susan Rivers

Label
The second Mrs. Hockaday : a novel
Title
The second Mrs. Hockaday
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Susan Rivers
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
"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"--
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10546096
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rivers, Susan
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.I859
LC item number
S43 2016
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adultery
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Married women
  • South Carolina
Target audience
adult
Label
The second Mrs. Hockaday : a novel, by Susan Rivers
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=2577832
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn962055851
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (263 pages.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616206512
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
4FAD50E6-1C6D-4CE3-AD9C-5D1D6B228956
System control number
(OCoLC)962055851
Label
The second Mrs. Hockaday : a novel, by Susan Rivers
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=2577832
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn962055851
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (263 pages.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616206512
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
4FAD50E6-1C6D-4CE3-AD9C-5D1D6B228956
System control number
(OCoLC)962055851

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