The oldest living Confederate widow tells all: A Novel

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"Exuberant...Unforgettable." THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Lucy Marsden, is narrowing in on her 100th birthday. She had been married to her husband William More Marsden since she was fifteen. But Willie, a veteran of the Civil War, never recovered from his youthful foray into battle, and more importantly, the loss of his closest friend. And the stories Lucy has to tell of the war, Willie, her life with him, and the tales she heard from his one-time slave Castalia, call to mind a time and a place, a history and a legacy that is not soon forgotten, and a call to justice that never should be. "An old-fashioned book-lover's novel." CHICAGO TRIBUNE
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Grouped Work ID 5542b11e-0095-fdcf-0be3-a2a6001335e7
Grouping Title oldest living confederate widow tells all
Grouping Author gurganus allan
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author Allan Gurganus
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display_description Allan Gurganus's Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All became an instant classic upon its publication. Critics and readers alike fell in love with the voice of ninety-nine-year-old Confederate widow Lucy Marsden, one of the most entertaining and loquacious heroines in American literature.
Lucy married at the turn of the twentieth century, when she was fifteen and her husband was fifty. If Colonel William Marsden was a veteran of the "War for Southern Independence," Lucy became a "veteran of the veteran" with a unique perspective on Southern history and Southern manhood. Lucy's story encompasses everything from the tragic death of a Confederate boy soldier to the feisty narrator's daily battles in the Home—complete with visits from a mohawk-coiffed candy striper. Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All is a marvel of narrative showmanship and proof that brilliant, emotional storytelling remains at the heart of great fiction.
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subject_facet United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction, Veterans -- Fiction
title_display The oldest living Confederate widow tells all
title_full Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All A Novel, The oldest living Confederate widow tells all / Allan Gurganus
title_short The oldest living Confederate widow tells all
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Literature, Veterans