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The second Mrs. Hockaday

Author: Susan Rivers
Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
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History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Rivers
ISBN: 9781616207366 1616207361 9781616205812 1616205814
OCLC Number: 1013190603
Notes: "A novel--Jacket cover.
Description: 274 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Susan Rivers.

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Placidia, a mere teenager herself, 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,  Read more...

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