Sisters of Shiloh

Sisters of Shiloh

eBook - 2015
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"A best-selling novelist enlists her own sister to bring us the story of two Southern sisters, disguised as men, who join the Confederate Army--one seeking vengeance on the battlefield, the other finding love. In a war that pitted brother against brother, two sisters choose their own battle. Joseph and Thomas are fresh recruits for the Confederate Army, daring to join the wild fray that has become the seemingly endless Civil War, sharing everything with their fellow soldiers--except the secret that would mean their undoing: they are sisters. Before the war, Joseph and Thomas were Josephine and Libby. But that bloodiest battle, Antietam, leaves Libby to find her husband, Arden, dead. She vows vengeance, dons Arden's clothes, and sneaks off to enlist with the Stonewall Brigade, swearing to kill one Yankee for every year of his too-short life. Desperate to protect her grief-crazed sister, Josephine insists on joining her. Surrounded by flying bullets, deprivation, and illness, the sisters are found by other dangers: Libby is hurtling toward madness, haunted and urged on by her husband's ghost; Josephine is falling in love with a fellow soldier. She lives in fear both of revealing their disguise and of losing her first love before she can make her heart known to him. In her trademark "vibrant" (Washington Post Book World) and "luscious" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) prose, Kathy Hepinstall joins with her sister Becky to show us the hopes of love and war, the impossible-to-sever bonds of sisterhood, and how what matters most can both hurt us and heal us"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015
ISBN: 9780544400016
0544400011
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (247 pages)
Additional Contributors: Hepinstall Hilliker, Becky - Author

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go24read
Aug 26, 2016

A haunting Civil War tale about two sisters who disguise themselves as men and join the Confederate army. Gritty and gripping with vivid descriptions of battle and the daily life of soldiers. Nothing sugar coated here.

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behere
Jun 09, 2016

Novels that do not glorify war as winners and losers but show human growth despite it have appeal. Two females fighting in an army disguised as males is something that did happen in real life. This book is very well written in a literary fashion. I especially like the use of lists, i.e., p 121, gangrene, pneumonia, strange fevers, nightmares.

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Jun 09, 2016

behere thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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behere
Jun 09, 2016

p 171 Libby: It was so different than what I imagined. I could hear the bullets hit them. And their screams sounded so much louder directed at me. Their eyes...
Arden: That's war, Libby. Most women only bathe what it leaves behind. But you had the strength to fight. Tell me you had no choice. Come on, say it.

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