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The Resource The second Mrs. Hockaday, Susan Rivers

The second Mrs. Hockaday, Susan Rivers

Label
The second Mrs. Hockaday
Title
The second Mrs. Hockaday
Statement of responsibility
Susan Rivers
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Civil War South comes to vivid life in this electrifying story of a woman's plight and a legacy of deceit that echoes for generations. When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is left to care for her husband's three-hundred-acre farm and infant son. Placidia, a mere teenager herself living far from her family and completely unprepared to run a farm or raise a child, must endure the darkest days of the war on her own. By the time Major Hockaday returns two years later, Placidia is bound for jail, accused of having borne a child in his absence and murdering it. What really transpired in the two years he was away? To what extremes can war and violence push a woman who is left to fend for herself? Told through letters, court inquests, and journal entries, this saga, inspired by a true incident, unfolds with gripping intensity, conjuring the era with uncanny immediacy. Amid the desperation of wartime, Placidia sees the social order of her Southern homeland unravel. As she comes to understand how her own history is linked to one runaway slave, her perspective on race and family are upended. A love story, a story of racial divide, and a story of the South as it fell in the war, The Second Mrs. Hockaday reveals how this generation--and the next--began to see their world anew"--
Summary
"The Civil War South comes to vivid life in this electrifying story of a woman's plight and a legacy of deceit that echoes for generations. When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is left to care for her husband's three-hundred-acre farm and infant son. Placidia, a mere teenager herself living far from her family and completely unprepared to run a farm or raise a child, must endure the darkest days of the war on her own. By the time Major Hockaday returns two years later, Placidia is bound for jail, accused of having borne a child in his absence and murdering it. What really transpired in the two years he was away? To what extremes can war and violence push a woman who is left to fend for herself? Told through letters, court inquests, and journal entries, this saga, inspired by a true incident, unfolds with gripping intensity, conjuring the era with uncanny immediacy. Amid the desperation of wartime, Placidia sees the social order of her Southern homeland unravel. As she comes to understand how her own history is linked to one runaway slave, her perspective on race and family are upended. A love story, a story of racial divide, and a story of the South as it fell in the war, The Second Mrs. Hockaday reveals how this generation--and the next--began to see their world anew"--
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10546096
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CoCr/DLC
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1954-
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Rivers, Susan
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PS3618.I859
LC item number
S43 2017
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adultery
  • Married women
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Historical fiction
  • South Carolina
Target audience
adult
Label
The second Mrs. Hockaday, Susan Rivers
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel--Jacket cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781616207366
Lccn
2016007696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
BRO-copy20170111-060
System control number
  • (OCoLC)933272432
  • (OCoLC)ocn933272432
  • 579237
Label
The second Mrs. Hockaday, Susan Rivers
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel--Jacket cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781616207366
Lccn
2016007696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
BRO-copy20170111-060
System control number
  • (OCoLC)933272432
  • (OCoLC)ocn933272432
  • 579237

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