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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The ending was weak. - Goodreads
I found this book very educational i really liked it - Goodreads
... it's more of a love story then an action book. - Goodreads
a well researched historical novel. - Goodreads
I disliked the ending however. - Goodreads
Strong female character set in Civil War time period. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Fay Risner - Goodreads

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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User Review  - Sharon - Goodreads

Even though this is a YA book, I highly recommend it for adults as well. It is well written and paints a very clear picture of the horrors of the Civil War in the South. The author has taken great pains to get the details right. 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.