The second Mrs. Hockaday : a novel
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F RIVERS, SUSAN
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264 pages ; 23 cm
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"The Civil War South comes to vivid life in this electrifying story of a woman's plight and a legacy of deceit that echoes for generations. 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? To what extremes can war and violence push a woman who is left to fend for herself? Told through letters, court inquests, and journal entries, this saga, inspired by a true incident, unfolds with gripping intensity, conjuring the era with uncanny immediacy. Amid the desperation of wartime, Placidia sees the social order of her Southern homeland unravel. As she comes to understand how her own history is linked to one runaway slave, her perspective on race and family are upended. A love story, a story of racial divide, and a story of the South as it fell in the war, The Second Mrs. Hockaday revealshow this generation--and the next--began to see their world anew"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Rivers, S. (2017). The second Mrs. Hockaday: a novel (First edition.). Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

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

Rivers, Susan, 1954-. 2017. The Second Mrs. Hockaday: A Novel. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

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

Rivers, Susan, 1954-. The Second Mrs. Hockaday: A Novel Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Rivers, Susan. The Second Mrs. Hockaday: A Novel First edition., Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2017.

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