The second Mrs. Hockaday
(Large Type)

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Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.
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Central - Adult Large Type  1 available
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Format
Large Type
Physical Desc
375 pages (large print) ; 23
Language
English
ISBN
9781410497888, 1410497887

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"Taut, almost unbearable suspense ... This galvanizing historical portrait of courage, determination, and abiding love mesmerizes and shocks."--Booklist (starred review) "All I had known for certain when I came around the hen house that first evening in July and saw my husband trudging into the yard after lifetimes spent away from us, a borrowed bag in his hand and the shadow of grief on his face, was that he had to be protected at all costs from knowing what had happened in his absence. I did not believe he could survive it." When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is left to care for her husband's three-hundred-acre farm and infant son. Placidia, a mere teenager herself living far from her family and completely unprepared to run a farm or raise a child, must endure the darkest days of the war on her own. By the time Major Hockaday returns two years later, Placidia is bound for jail, accused of having borne a child in his absence and murdering it. What really transpired in the two years he was away? Inspired by a true incident, this saga conjures the era with uncanny immediacy. Amid the desperation of wartime, Placidia sees the social order of her Southern homeland unravel as her views on race and family are transformed. A love story, a story of racial divide, and a story of the South as it fell in the war, T he Second Mrs. Hockaday reveals how that generation--and the next--began to see their world anew.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Rivers, S. (2017). The second Mrs. Hockaday . Thorndike Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rivers, Susan, 1954-. 2017. The Second Mrs. Hockaday. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rivers, Susan, 1954-. The Second Mrs. Hockaday Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Rivers, Susan. The Second Mrs. Hockaday Thorndike Press, 2017.

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