Available today: Neverhome: A Novel
Suppose it’s 1861 and you’re the kind of girl that’s better suited to soldiering than your own husband. What would you do?
- If you like a first rate, first person historical account that throws you right down in a place and time…
- If you’re a Civil War buff….
- and if you would like to experience something entirely unique, this book is for you.
Here’s my Rankings:
- 4/5 for characters
- 4/5 for plot
- 4/5 overall
REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER:
Neverhome traces the experience of Ash Thompson, a woman who disguises herself as a man to fight for the Union, leaving her ill-suited husband at home to protect and tend their farm. Beyond the mastery of exploring the complexities and strains such such a situation might place on a relationship, Hunt’s work is utterly engaging and original. You can be made aware of the historical fact that some 400 women disguised themselves to fight in the American Civil War, but nothing can drive that home like a historical novel of this caliber. Laird Hunt is blessed with a gift for language and imparting an overall tone that makes you ache with fear and longing right along with her. It is wonderful and awful, and I’ve never read a thing like it.