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The Second Mrs Rivers

Iris Bromige

The Second Mrs Rivers

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Published by Ballantine Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Non-Classifiable,
  • Nonfiction - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatMass Market Paperback
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10681541M
    ISBN 100345207831
    ISBN 109780345207838

    Did it allow for complex character development of main and secondary characters? Do you think a different format would have been better? I try to The Second Mrs Rivers book myself within the context of the time and the circumstances when I write, and by doing so, allow the particular character I inhabit to question her surroundings and test her own positions in a way that's believable. Discuss his frame of mind. Somewhere in the house is a placard with these words from an address he delivered in "Of course, the first thing, the writer's got to be demon-driven. It's interesting, a story about a young woman who is married off to a much older man who leaves her to fight in the Civil War in fact the war has already begun and she is found with a dead baby.

    Hockaday p nicolewbrown Jul 16, When he returns home to his South Carolina farm following the War Between The States, Gryffth Hockaday discovers that his young second wife Placidia married on less than 24 hours' acquaintance has given birth to a child clearly not his and that this child died under mysterious circumstances. The novel is told in the form of letters and diary entries. Floyd takes her and sends her one of his slaves, Cleo in return. As she comes to understand how her own history is linked to one runaway slave, her perspective on race and family are upended.

    The heightened communion you can achieve with characters, with a landscape, with a set of circumstances -- it's something I can't explain. But Union troops and men dressed as troops took food and livestock from them, not caring how the families were to survive. Pmaurer Dec 17, Using the epistolary technique, this story is told through letters and diary entries. A love story, a story of racial divide, and a story of the South as it fell in the war, The Second Mrs. As the situation deteriorates, Placidia finds herself charged with a crime, but she is keeping her secrets. During the Civil War journals and letters were the lifeblood of soldiers and their families.


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The Second Mrs Rivers by Iris Bromige Download PDF Ebook

Totally forgettable book. How do you think she felt about this child? Her experience of war had to be suppressed inbut it was a galvanizing moment when I realized that I could provide a voice for her in Tasha Thomas. Emotional and full of difficult things to process, but written so beautifully and so completely in character that it was impossible to put down.

I find that if I am allowed into the letters and diary entries of Placidia, I wanted to be in her head as well, which means knowing all of the information that The Second Mrs Rivers book knows.

The letters and diary entries gave it a very personal feeling, much more than even if the novel was written in the first-person narrative. I have stood on Thomas Jefferson's south terrace at Monticello, looking past the blooming lilacs to his beloved "sea view," marveling at how remarkably beautiful and hallowed the Virginian home place of our founding father is.

I found the The Second Mrs Rivers book held my interest and that the author did a great job The Second Mrs Rivers book heightening the suspense while slowly revealing the truth.

What it actually is is the slow and gradual unraveling of a terrible secret— the sort of mystery that you're warned against trying to unravel, because it will change you forever. Hockaday, slave and master, infant and adult, death and life — all are tangled and entwined into a knot of pain … and a little surprising joy.

During those two years, something awful happens to Placidia. Placidia, a mere teenager herself living far from her family and completely unprepared to run a farm or raise a child, must endure the darkest days of the war on her own.

A love story, a story of racial divide, and a story of the South as it fell in the war, The Second Mrs. Why is Placidia so evasive in response to Millie's questions? Amid the desperation of wartime, Placidia sees the social order of her Southern homeland unravel as her views on race and family are transformed.

This is a great book and I definitely recommend it. As she comes to understand how her own history is linked to one runaway slave, her perspective on race and family are upended.

Stewartry Mar 27, This book grabbed me from the beginning and never let go. This novel is told through letters from Dia to her cousin Millie and back and from Dia to the Major and back and Dia's sons to each other and their cousin in and court documents as well as Dia's diary. I loved this book and would highly recommend it.

Slaves were leaving as the opportunity presented itself. But Union troops and men dressed as troops took food and livestock from them, not caring how the families were to survive. Hockaday reveals how this generation—and the next—began to see their world anew.

The question is, what happened? At the same time, I have been conscious of the fact that the primary author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States owned over slaves during his lifetime. In The Second Mrs. Do you think a different format would have been better?

The cord, or something like it, sustaining me.As she comes to understand how her own history is linked to one runaway slave, her perspective on race and family are upended.

A love story, a story of racial divide, and a story of the South as it fell in the war, The Second Mrs. Hockaday reveals how this generation - and the next - began to see their world anew.

Jan 10,  · The Second Mrs. Hockaday: A Novel - Ebook written by Susan Rivers.

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Hockaday, Susan Rivers viscerally evokes a bygone era without sentimentality. Her deeply sympathetic characters cope with the hard truths of slavery and war, The Second Mrs Rivers book their humanity and capability for redemption throughout/5.The Second Mrs.

Hockaday: A Novel (Hardcover) “If this book is any indicator, Rivers is a download pdf talent and an adroit storyteller. Hopefully, this won't be her only foray into fiction. A compulsively readable work that takes on the legacy of slavery in the United States, the struggles specific to women, and the possibilities for.“If this book is any indicator, Rivers is ebook promising talent and an adroit storyteller.

Hopefully, this won't be her only foray into fiction. A compulsively readable work that takes on the legacy of slavery in the United States, the struggles specific to women, and the possibilities for .