A woman searches, at dusk, through the mud and carnage of Nashville’s Peach Blossom Hill, for her dead or wounded mate. Children encounter the ghost of a long-dead slave who wants their family to assume guardianship of the Underground Railroad depot on their newly purchased property. A poet offers speculation about Lincoln’s thoughts as he prepared to deliver his Gettysburg Address. This anthology of works by both emerging and seasoned writers gathers fresh, insightful poetry and fiction in recalling the defining and costly American Civil War one hundred and fifty years later.
“We are left,” Gale Buntin Haddock writes, “with remnants, tattered incomplete shreds of what took place at that time.” It is compelling reading! (Nancy Ray, Nashville, TN)
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5.0 out of 5 stars By george spain on October 21, 2012.Amazon.Com
The stories, poetry, songs and photographs combine to make this an especially fine book on the Civil War’s impact on the people of its day and many since then. There’s some awfully good writing here. I recommend it! George Spain
On an early fall night, two ruthless bounty hunters attack a teenage boy and his father—their crime: stealing a horse and a pistol. Thieves pay a heavy price for plying their trade in this part of the mountains. The boy relates the terrifying events of their camp being taking over by two brutal men, and the ensuing violence as a father struggles to protect his son. The repercussions from that night will haunt him forever and change the course of his life.