Be A Good One
This is a sweeping story of two sets of sisters who begin their adult lives in 1845 and are swept into the Civil War. Both are part of a clergy family but neither one is sheltered from life. Harriet married Calvin Stowe and wrote "Little Tom's Cabin." Harriet's older sister had said, "Oh, Hattie, do something!" And Harriet Beecher Stowe told her children at the supper table, "I'm going to do it!" Delia Parker married James Gilman and he pulled runaway slaves by the twos and threes away from slave-catchers. Raymond Lamont told Gilman, "You can hit this fist with a two-by-four and the two-by-four will break. I'm looking for a white coon." Gilman told him, "You need to get in another business." When Meade defeated Lee at Gettysburg and set after him, he said, "I cannot delay to pick up the debris of the battlefield." He left Delia's baby brother laying dead on the ground. Her older sister, Abigal said, "Let's go bring him home." And they do.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 548.84g
- 19 May 2009
- London, United Kingdom