I absolutely loved this book. Don't be fooled into thinking this is all about the Civil War...it isn't. Oh sure, there are battles retold, but in a fresh way, through the memory of an old man and the eyes of the young boy he was during those times. More, this is the story of the young girl who married him, their life and times, good and bad. A wonderful, interesting read. I even bought the DVD of the movie to see how they'd handled it. Not bad, but they left out a lot.
So real it's hard to read at times, but you'll remember it forever.
If you are interested in the "War for Southern Independence" you will love this book. 875 pages is a long read; it starts slow at first but gets better as it goes.
An true story that tells of Lucy Marsden life and that of her husband, nine children, in laws, and friends.
I enjoyed it. If your a history bluff, it gives a facinating insight to the personal lives of those during the civil war. Told in a nice, flowing narrative that is easy to follow.
We are able to see the south through a vast array of voices. This is a book-lover's read and one that we will eagerly read again and again. This novel spans the time from just before the Civil War until the mid-1980's. It is exuberant, raucous, comic and even, at times, bawdy.
Tells the tale of Lucy Marsden, a 99 year old denizen of Falls, NC. It sprawls through some of America's history most exciting events and times--from just before the Civil War until the mid 1980s.
99-year-old Lucy looks back on her life, from a teenage Confederate bride to the mid-1980's.
Haven't read; got book at book sale.