Simon & Schuster, 9781416550662, 384pp.
Publication Date: March 24, 2009
Praise For Disagreement…
"In this dazzling debut novel, a young Virginia medical student must choose between family and ambition in the crucible of the American Civil War. Author Nick Taylor arrives on the literary scene like a cross between Stephen Crane and Scott Fitzgerald -- with the sensibility of Charles Frazier. Seductive, authentic, and unforgettable, The Disagreement is an instant classic." -- Ian Caldwell, author of The Rule of Four
"Nick Taylor's vivid characters and powerful descriptions tell a compelling story that captures the voices, beauty, and tumult at the University of Virginia during the Civil War." -- John T. Casteen, III, president, University of Virginia
"I loved Nick Taylor's gutsy prose; even at its most lyrical, it never fails to offer a particularly evocative glimpse of a troubling time. Here is a story about our soul-destroying fratricidal war that uses the narrowest of prisms to offer a wider vision. A genuine accomplishment." -- Beverly Swerling, author of City of Dreams and City of Glory
"At its best, historical fiction reveals the truth or reality of the past. Nick Taylor has achieved this in his very fine book. Taylor has chosen to see the Civil War's human wreckage through the eyes of a young Confederate surgeon at a hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia. The result is a compelling and moving novel." -- Jeffry D. Wert, Civil War historian