The Widow of the South (Paperback)

By Robert Hicks

Grand Central Publishing, 9780446697439, 448pp.

Publication Date: September 26, 2006

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (8/29/2016)
Digital Audiobook (8/29/2005)
Hardcover, Large Print (8/30/2005)
Hardcover (8/1/2005)
Mass Market (9/1/2009)

List Price: 16.00*
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Description

Carnton Plantation, 1894: Carrie McGavock is an old woman who tends the graves of the almost 1,500 soldiers buried there. As she walks among the dead, an elderly man appears--the same soldier she met that fateful day long ago. Today, he asks if the cemetery has room for one more.

Based on an extraordinary true story, this brilliant, meticulously researched novel flashes back to 1864 and the afternoon of the Civil War. While the fierce fighting rages on Carrie's land, her plantation turns into a Confederate army hospital; four generals lie dead on her back porch; the pile of amputated limbs rises as tall as the smoke house. But when a wounded soldier named Zachariah Cashwell arrives at her house, he awakens feelings she had thought long dead--and inspires a passion as powerful and unforgettable as the war that consumes a nation.

*Includes reading group guide*


About the Author

Robert Hicks has been active in the music industry in Nashville for twenty years as both a music publisher and artist manager. The driving force behind the perservation and restoration of the historic Carnton plantation in Tennessee, he stumbled upon the extraordinary role that Carrie McGavock played during and after the Battle of Franklin.