Varina

Varina In His Powerful Fourth Novel, Charles Frazier Returns To The Time And Place Of Cold Mountain, Vividly Bringing To Life The Chaos And Devastation Of The Civil War.With Her Marriage Prospects Limited, Teenage Varina Howell Agrees To Wed The Much Older Widower Jefferson Davis, With Whom She Expects A Life Of Security As A Mississippi Landowner He Instead Pursues A Career In Politics And Is Eventually Appointed President Of The Confederacy, Placing Varina At The White Hot Center Of One Of The Darkest Moments In American History Culpable Regardless Of Her Intentions.The Confederacy Falling, Her Marriage In Tatters, And The Country Divided, Varina And Her Children Escape Richmond And Travel South On Their Own, Now Fugitives With Bounties On Their Heads, An Entire Nation In Pursuit Intimate In Its Detailed Observations Of One Woman S Tragic Life And Epic In Its Scope And Power, Varina Is A Novel Of An American War And Its Aftermath Ultimately, The Book Is A Portrait Of A Woman Who Comes To Realize That Complicity Carries Consequences. 3.5 Frazier one again returns to the Civil War, with mixed reactions from this reader I freely admit to not knowing what became of some of the principal players after the Southern defeat in said war, so I can in no way pinpoint accuracies or inaccuracies in this telling This is narrated from the viewpoint of Varina Davis, fleeing Richmond after Lee s surrender At her side, her remaining children, a young black boy named James, a black woman, and a few trusted protectors.This was, I felt, the 3.5 Frazier one again returns to the Civil War, with mixed reactions
I m not one to jump on the bandwagon of every new fiction published, but sometimes, if it s an author I ve read before, or if I m certain there will be reviews and interviews and hype, then I like like to get ahead of the crowd and form an opinion based on the book itself, instead of what others think That happened with this book, as I loved Cold Mountain 20 years ago, and of course, Civil War historical fiction is right up my alley The library cooperated by getting it to me promptly I was fi I m not one to jump on the bandwagon of every new fiction published, but sometimes, if it s an author I ve read before, or if I m certain there will be reviews and interviews and hype, then I like like to get ahead of the crowd and form an opinion based on the book itself, instead of what others think That happened with this book, as I loved Cold Mountain 20 years ago, and of course, Civil War historical fiction is right up my alley The library cooperated by getting it to me promptly I was first on the list , so I m ahead of the curve on this one.Varina Howell Davis was the wife of Jefferson Davis, the only first lady of the
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Early reviews of this book are mixed but being the enthusiast that I am for Civil War era fiction and strong female protagonists, I really enjoyed it That this novel is based on a real person in history makes it doubly interesting though I would have liked to have known which parts were based on fact and which were fictionalized Perhaps the final version,
No rating, although I can t imagine that it would be above a 2 regardless This was not readable to me I only got to page 72, life is just too short for me not to find a better read It jumps and to me there is next to no continuity in the directional lines Plus I ve seen the places she lived and one house for many years in particular and this just does NOT mesh with her words I read there clothes of hers I saw too or her artifacts history But it was primarily the forms of the prose used No rating, although I can t imagine that it would be above a 2 regardless This was not readable to me I only got to page 72, life is just too short for me not
I loved Cold Mountain But after about 50 pages, I didn t really care about this, and life is too short to force yourself to read things. Varina The Consequences of Complacency Varina by Charles Frazier was chosen as a Group Read by members of On the Southern Literary Trail for August, 2018.Oh, Mary said, life is mostly just what happens Choice or chance or fate, gods or not Like it or not Things happen, we do what we think is in our best interests or just convenient, and then we live with the consequencesI have admired the writing of Charles Frazier since his first novel, Cold Mountain received the National Book Awar Varina The Consequences of Complacency Varina by Charles Frazier was chosen as a Group Read by members of On the Southern Literary Trail for August, 2018.Oh, Mary said, life is mostly just what happens Choice or chance or fate, gods or not Like it or not Things happen, we do what we think is in our best interests or just convenient, and then we live with the consequencesI have admired the writing of Charles Frazier since his first novel, Cold Mountain received the National Book Award Each of his successive books have been remarkably good and remarkably different However, with Varina, Frazier has written his most thoughtful and complex work.Frazier brings to life American society from the Mexican War through the American Civil War and beyond Reconstruction casting his characters with the family of Jefferson Davis, particularly his bride, half his age, Varina Davis n e Howell The daughter of a failed Natchez businessman, Varina is s
I recently discovered these Civil War letters in the attic from my relative, Jubal Burnside who fought at Shiloh, Chickamauga, and several other bloody campaigns I have transcribed them in their entirety for your information and interestMy precious Clara,We are now awaiting steamers to transport the troops to Christiana The division is to garrison for the rest of the summer, a most disgusting prospect, and a fate I hope to escape The weather is delightful, but very hot and there is the grea I recently discovered these Civil War letters in the attic from my relative, Jubal Burnside who fought at Shiloh, Chickamauga, and several other bloody campaigns I have transcribed them in their entirety for your information and interestMy precious Clara,We are now awaiting steamers to transport the troops to Christiana The division is to garrison for the rest of the summer, a most disgusting prospect, and a fate I hope to escape T
Being on the wrong side of history carries consequences V lives that truth every day Varina Howell Davis, the wife of the Confederate President Jefferson Davis, was a strong woman who faced many challenges in her life Set in 1906, the elderly Varina talks about her life with James, a multiracial man, on six Sunday afternoons When James was four years old, Varina rescued the orphaned boy from an abusive situation She raised him with her children until the Confederacy fell The family fled s Being on the wrong side of history carries consequences V lives that truth every day Varina Howell Davis, the wife of the Confederate President Jefferson Davis, was a strong woman who faced many challenges in her life Set in 1906, the elderly Varina talks about her life with James, a multiracial man, on six Sunday after
I don t know how accurate the story is compared to history but Frazier convinced me this is the voice of Varina Something about NC authors and one name female titles seem to always be a great read I only lack reading oneFrazier book, all are so different than the other Highly recommend this author and any one of his books.Update Listened to Frazier speak last night and he s absolutely charming He did take liberties because it s fiction but some material was direct quotes from letters I don t know how accurate the story is compared to history but Frazier convinced me this is the voice of Varina Something about NC authors and one name female titles seem to always be a great read I only lack