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Viking, 1988 - Fiction - 350 pages
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Mamaw is the story of a mother, of a woman whose heart has endured beyond breaking. She watched her husband hanged, rescued him herself, only to be defeated by the insanity that overtook him. Accused of being a Confederate spy during the Civil War, she was arrested and, with her two youngest children, thrown into prison. Her home was firebombed by Pinkerton agents--all, as her two eldest boys became the country's most wanted, despised, yet idolized men.

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Pretend it's not a western. Pretend it's historical fiction. Imagine this story takes place in Ireland or South Africa instead of western Missouri. A young woman marries a religious man who takes her ... Read full review

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Susan Dodd, who has taught at Harvard and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, is the author of four critically acclaimed books. Her work has been honored by the Friends of American Writers, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Faulkner Society, among other organizations. She lives in Ocracoke, North Carolina.

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