Varina

Author
Charles Frazier 
Summary
Sooner or later, history asks, which side were you on?<br /><br />In his powerful new novel, Charles Frazier returns to the time and place of&#xa0;Cold Mountain, vividly bringing to life the chaos and devastation of the Civil War<br /><br />Her marriage prospects limited, teenage&#xa0;Varina&#xa0;Howell agrees to wed the much-older widower Jefferson Davis, with whom she expects&#xa0;the secure life of a&#xa0;Mississippi landowner.&#xa0;Davis instead pursues a career in politics and is eventually appointed president of the Confederacy, placing Varina&#xa0;at the white-hot center of one of the darkest moments in American history—culpable regardless of her intentions.<br /><br />The Confederacy falling, her marriage in tatters, and the country divided, Varina&#xa0;and her children escape Richmond and travel south on their own, now fugitives with “bounties on their heads, an entire nation in pursuit.”<br /><br />Intimate in its detailed observations of one woman’s tragic life and epic in its scope and power,&#xa0;Varina&#xa0;is a novel of an American war and its aftermath. Ultimately, the book is a portrait of a woman who comes to realize that complicity carries consequences.
Genre
Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price
$14.99
Average User Rating
4.5
User Rating Count
6
Release Date
2018-04-03


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