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Homeland: a novel

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Those who loved Cold Mountain or Geraldine Brooks's March will embrace and long remember this spellbinding novel of two remarkable women torn apart by conflict, sustained by literature and art, united by friendship and hope. As brother turns against brother in the bloodbath of the Civil War, two young women sacrifice everything but their friendship. Susanna Ashford is the Southerner, living on a plantation surrounded by scarred and blood-soaked battlefields. Cora Poole is the Northerner, on an isolated Maine island, her beloved husband fighting for the Confederacy. Through the letters the two women exchange, they speak of the ordeal of a familiar world torn apart by tragedy. And yet their unique friendship will help mend the fabric of a ravaged nation. The two women write about books and art, about loss and longing, about their future and the future of their country. About love. About being a woman in nineteenth-century America. About the triumphant resilience of the human spirit. Their voices and their stories are delineated in indomitable prose by an award-winning writer who captures in intimate detail a singular moment in time. In Homeland, Barbara Hambly takes readers on a unique odyssey across a landscape treacherous with hardship and hatred. She paints a passionate masterpiece of a friendship that not only transforms our understanding of the most heart-wrenching era of American history but celebrates the power of women to change their world.
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subject_facet Female friendship -- Fiction, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Psychological aspects -- Fiction, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects -- Fiction, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women -- Fiction
title_display Homeland : a novel
title_full Homeland : a novel / Barbara Hambly, Homeland A Novel
title_short Homeland :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Female friendship, Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Literature, Psychological aspects, Social aspects, Women