The Widow of the South, Robert Hicks
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The Widow of the South

Author: Robert Hicks

Abridged: 5 hr 50 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download

Published: 08/30/2005


This debut novel is based on the true story of Carrie McGavock. During the Civil War's Battle of Franklin, a five-hour bloodbath with 9,200 casualties, McGavock's home was turned into a field hospital where four generals died. For 40 years she tended the private cemetery on her property where more than 1,000 were laid to rest.


AudiobooksNow review by trekfann on 2011-08-16 19:52:04

Too many POV changes & it barely held my interest. If youre interested in the Battle of Franklin find a nonfiction book to read on the subject.

AudiobooksNow review by Heather on 2011-08-18 01:35:53

I dont know exactly what to say about this book. It was a little oddly written and the story was a bit unnerving even for a war history book. I dont know how much of it was accurate to the way that Mrs. McGavocks personality was, but the way this is portrayed shes rather a very odd duck. And her husband is rather strange too actually. I cant decide if this was an attempt at an actual portrayal of the people, or if it was a poor attempt at being deep and prophetic. I dunno, in the end if you like the history of the battle of Franklin this might be interesting to you. I wouldnt ever read it again but it wasnt the most horrible thing I have ever read either.