Red moon at Sharpsburg: a novel

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Viking, Apr 10, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 236 pages
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Award-winning author Rosemary Wells lays bare the senseless devastation of war in this stunning novel. As the Civil War breaks out, India, a young Southern girl, summons her sharp intelligence and the courage she didn’t know she had to survive the war that threatens to destroy her family, her Virginia home, and the only life she has ever known. A timeless heroine of inspiring drive and bravery, India holds on to her dream of forging a career in science, unheard-of for a woman, in the face of battle, starvation, and tragic loss. Rarely has the Southern perspective on the war been told so even-handedly for young adults as in this meticulously researched, poignant, and riveting novel.

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Great story of young girl who lived in the Shenandoah valley and saw the aftermath of the horrible battle at Antietam or Sharpsburg. She had ambitions beyond the normal girls of the time. Very worthwhile read. Read full review

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A good historical look at the reality of life for civilians during the Civil War when the battles were fought all around them. Read full review

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Rosemary Wells is the creator of dozens of award-winning books for children. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.