Savannah

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Savannah

Or a Gift for Mr. Lincoln

By John Jakes

Signet Book, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780451215703, 321pp.

Publication Date: September 6, 2005

Description
Georgia 1864: Sherman's army marches inexorably from Atlanta to the sea. In its path: the charming old city of Savannah, where the Lester ladies-attractive widow Sara and her feisty twelve-year-old daughter Hattie-struggle to save the family rice plantation. When Sherman offers the conquered city to President Lincoln as "a Christmas gift," Hattie and the feared general find themselves on a collision course that will astonish both of them.


About the Author
John Jakes (b. 1932), the author of more than a dozen novels, is regarded as one of today s most distinguished writers of historical fiction. His work includes the highly acclaimed Kent Family Chronicles series and the North and South Trilogy. Jakes s commitment to historical accuracy and evocative storytelling earned him the title of the godfather of historical novelists from the Los Angeles Times and led to a streak of sixteen consecutive New York Times bestsellers. Jakes has received several awards for his work and is a member of the Authors Guild and the PEN American Center. He and his wife, Rachel, live on the west coast of Florida.


Praise For Savannah

"A delightful Christmas story." —The Post and Courier
"Jakes makes the city, the war, and his characters come alive..." —Sarasota Herald-Tribune