Coal Black Horse

Coal Black Horse Cover

Coal Black Horse

By Robert Olmstead

Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Hardcover, 9781565125216, 218pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2007

Description
When Robey Childs's mother has a premonition about her husband, a soldier fighting in the Civil War, she does the unthinkable: she sends her only child to find his father on the battlefield and bring him home.
At fourteen, wearing the coat his mother sewed to ensure his safety--blue on one side, gray on the other-- Robey thinks he's off on a great adventure. But not far from home, his horse falters and he realizes the enormity of his task. It takes the gift of a powerful and noble coal black horse to show him how to undertake the most important journey of his life: with boldness, bravery, and self-posession.
"Coal Black Horse" joins the pantheon of great war novels--"All Quiet on the Western Front, The Red Badge of Courage, The Naked and the Dead.

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