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Dave Barry Slept Here, by Dave Barry | Barry manages to recount American history for people who hate American history but love to laugh. Read it, learn something, giggle your head off.
Set at the end of the Civil War in New Iberia, Louisiana, "White Doves at Morning" contains memorable characters, unforgettable battle scenes, and a vivid picture of the era from a Southern perspective. The colorful story is drawn from Burke's own family history, with one of the main characters--Willie Burke--based on the author's great, great uncle.
Great Civil War novel. The Widow of the South refers to Carrie MaGavock, whose Carnton plantation served as a field hospital during the Civil War battle in Franklin, Tennessee. The novel captures those lives upended by war and the search for belonging in a world turned upside down.
Set immediately after the end of the Civil War but you'll find yourself frequently reminded that the struggle continues in various ways to this very day.