Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday Finds-Oct. 2


Should Be Reading asks you to share what books you discovered this week that interest you!

A book that caught my eye recently was A Separate Country by Robert Hicks that I found over at Bermudaonion's Weblog.

Here is a summary of A Separate Country from Robert Hicks' website:

Set in New Orleans in the years after the Civil War, A SEPARATE COUNTRY is a novel based on the incredible life of John Bell Hood, arguably one of the most controversial generals of the Confederate Army--and one of its most tragic figures. Robert E. Lee promoted him to major general after the Battle of Antietam. But the Civil War would mark him forever. At Gettysburg, he lost the use of his left arm. At the Battle of Chickamauga, his right leg was amputated. Starting fresh after the war, he married Anna Marie Hennen and fathered 11 children with her, including three sets of twins. But fate had other plans. Crippled by his war wounds and defeat, ravaged by financial misfortune, Hood had one last foe to battle: Yellow Fever.

A SEPARATE COUNTRY is the heartrending story of a decent and good man who struggled with his inability to admit his failures--and the story of those who taught him to love, and to be loved, and transformed him.

I really enjoy historical fiction and although I have found that Civil War novels can be hit or miss for me, I have a feeling that this one will be a hit considering that it takes place after the war.  Check out Kathy's review yourself and see what you think!

So what did you find this week?

11 comments:

Mary said...

I read Kathy's review and thought the book sounded pretty good.

Lisa said...

I saw this one too and added it to my TBR list! Looks really good.

Michele at Reader's Respite said...

I've enjoyed his books in the past, so I have high hopes for this one. You're right....Civil War HF can be very hit and miss.

gautami tripathy said...

I had liked Kathy's review. It sure is good find!

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Ti said...

I think I saw this on Shelf Awareness but I also saw it at the library last night. It was calling my name, but ignored it as I am finally making some progress with my TBR pile.

bermudaonion said...

I feel pressure now - I sure hope you enjoy it. I got to meet the author last weekend and his is quite a character and a lot of fun!

Blodeuedd said...

Good choice :)
I am pretty interested by that one too

Amy said...

This book looks quite good. I saw it in Kathy's blog, read her fantastic review and forgot to write it down. It's been nagging at me all week that there was a book I wanted to put on my TBR list but I couldn't remember the name or where I read about it! Thank you Jo-Jo for helping me figure it out!
This sounds like a sad story but worth reading. It makes me think of that quote "Pride goes before a fall". Sometimes men have too much pride and it really can be their downfall. It sounds like John Bell Hood overcame many of his failures, though. Can't wait to find out!

Thanks for a great Find!

Sassy Brit said...

Sounds like an interesting read, and I love the dress on the cover! Hope you enjoy it.

Beth said...

I saw Kathy's review too and added the book to my wishlist. I love to read historical fiction lately.

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