Love in a Dry Season

By Shelby Foote
(Vintage Books, Paperback, 9780679736189, 256pp.)

Publication Date: June 1992

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A magnificently orchestrated novel of two Depression-era Mississippi families which is "as modern as today's newpaper, as old as Mosaic law" (The New York Times) and renders the clash between North and South with a violence all the more shocking for its intimacy.



About the Author
Shelby Foote (1916-2005) came from a long line of Mississippians. After attending the University of North Carolina, he served in World War II as a captain of field artillery in the European theater. He wrote six novels and was awarded three Guggenheim fellowships in the twenty-year course of writing his monumental three-volume history, The Civil War: A Narrative.
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