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    (PDF/EPUB) [The Second Mrs Hockaday] â Susan Rivers I received a copy of The Second Mrs Hockaday through NetGalley for an honest review My thanks to Algonuin Books and to Susan Rivers for the opportunitySome stories are told straightforward with details sunnyside up The Second Mrs Hockaday weaves itself into uite a Joseph's Coat of Many Colors The threads stitc

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    (PDF/EPUB) [The Second Mrs Hockaday] â Susan Rivers CHARACTERS The Second Mrs Hockaday In 1863 17 year old Dia marries a man double her age a major in the Confederate army After two days he returns to the front leaving her with a 300 acre farm a baby stepson an aging female slave and a few field hands to manage When he returns at the end of the war she has given birth to a baby who had uickly died Given that he hasn’t been home at all in the intervening years there’s already a mystery at hand When he brings up

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    FREE READ ✓ TACUAREMBOFC.CO ó Susan Rivers Susan Rivers ó 1 FREE DOWNLOAD (PDF/EPUB) [The Second Mrs Hockaday] â Susan Rivers 45 rounded up to 5As a fan of Civil War era historical fiction I thoroughly enjoyed this slim debut An epistolary novel told in its entirety through letters legal court inuests and journal entries it mirrors the real life story of a

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    (PDF/EPUB) [The Second Mrs Hockaday] â Susan Rivers Decently researched as far as battles clothes foods chores and interesting if unnecessarily complicatedThe main character is an extremely romanticized view of a southern white woman who participated in the chattel slave trade In fact was born and raised and married in it but seems to hold no prejudiced views towards her 'servants'When a white author is too fragile to accurately label chattel slaves they should take that

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    FREE READ ✓ TACUAREMBOFC.CO ó Susan Rivers Susan Rivers ó 1 FREE DOWNLOAD (PDF/EPUB) [The Second Mrs Hockaday] â Susan Rivers The real tragedy in my review is that no one is going to be able to read this book for months I have hope though that people will take note and place it on their TBR if it appeals to your literary tastebuds An epistolary novel in a series of letters diary entries and court records set during the time of the Ame

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    (PDF/EPUB) [The Second Mrs Hockaday] â Susan Rivers FREE READ ✓ TACUAREMBOFC.CO ó Susan Rivers Susan Rivers ó 1 FREE DOWNLOAD This haunting novel takes place during the Civil War Placidia is only 17 years old when the older Major Gryffith Hockaday speaks to her father about the possibility of marrying her Major Hockaday’s wife has died and left him with a young son He and Placidia are married within days of meeting and are only married two da

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CHARACTERS The Second Mrs Hockaday Susan Rivers ó 1 FREE DOWNLOAD FREE DOWNLOAD ✓ The Second Mrs Hockaday Really transpired in the two years he was away Inspired by a true incident this saga conjures the era with uncanny immediacy Amid the desperation of wartime Placidia sees the social order of her Southern homeland unravel as her views on race and family are transformed A love story a story of racial divide and a story of the South as it fell in the war T he Second Mrs Hockaday reveals how that generation and the next began to see their world anew. Decently researched as far as battles clothes foods chores and interesting if unnecessarily complicatedThe main character is an extremely romanticized view of a southern white woman who participated in the chattel slave trade In fact was born and raised and married in it but seems to hold no prejudiced views towards her servants When a white author is too fragile to accurately label chattel slaves they should take that as a clue and choose a new subjectBenevolent chattel slave owners only exist in the imagination of racist white folks Every single person who participated in any aspect of the chattel slave trade was a bad person who s character is irredeemably scarred The main character is not realistic to her time and class but is sanitized so modern audiences can sympathize with herI don tI don t care about her or her husband s pain It is just that they suffered and I sincerely hope their existence was forever haunted None of the black characters are developed or have story lines outside of their usefulness to the main white characters I ve read a fair bit of non fiction about southern women before and during the Civil War black free enslaved and white chattel slave oppressing none of the views expressed or behaviors match the diaries or letters written at that time Mrs Hockaday does not feel like her contemporaries and her differences are never explainedWhite women left on plantations and farms with enslaved peoples had very negative and fearful views of those enslaved peoples the longer the war carried out They were very angry with them for leaving fearful of their desire for freedom and many white women took it very personally Also they were terrified of armed black union troops As white slave owners felt entitled enough to black folks labor to steal it for centuries why would the Civil War and it s trials change thatWe all know it did not Miscegenation is invented as a word and becomes illegal in 1864 Post Civil War the KKK is created If southern whites suddenly realized their slaves were people why did we have and continue to have racial segregation and lynching Both attest to southern white anxiety resulting in terrorist behaviors carried out on fellow citizensThis narrative is just grossly apologist in nature Buried Mountain Secrets know it did not Miscegenation is invented as a word and becomes illegal in 1864 Post Civil War the KKK is created If southern whites suddenly realized their slaves were people why did we have and continue to have racial segregation and lynching Both attest to southern white anxiety resulting in terrorist behaviors carried out on fellow citizensThis narrative is just grossly apologist in nature

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CHARACTERS The Second Mrs Hockaday Susan Rivers ó 1 FREE DOWNLOAD FREE DOWNLOAD ✓ The Second Mrs Hockaday SHORTLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE “All I had known for certain when I came around the hen house that first evening in July and saw my husband trudging into the yard after lifetimes spent away from us a borrowed bag in his hand and the shadow of grief on his face was that he had to be protected at all costs from knowing what had happened in his absence I did not believe he could survive it” When Major Gryffth Hockaday i. Placidia is only seventeen when she agrees to marry Major Hockaday a man much older than herself a recent widower with a small child After spending only two days together he is recalled to service in our Civil War Now she is expected to manage his large farm take care of his little boy and all with little help When he finally returns it is to find that she has given birth and said to have murdered the child What really happened in the two years he was awayTold almost entirely in journal entries letters and court documents we follow Placidia learning about her life and the answers to this puzzling and horrifically charged event One of my favorite ways to tell a story seems personal and realistic This is in fact based on a true event A dark book but a book that highlights not only the difficulties the women faced left alone the men fighting and dying in large numbers but also the amazing strength so many of these women had to develop I liked admired this young woman she had to do so much with so little use skills she had to find that she had never needed beforeA wonderfully written mix of genres mystery and historical and I believe even a little Southern grit The answer to the mystery and its aftermath would linger on affecting the future generation They would seek the answers to an event that they didn t know existed I loved uncovering the story right along with themARC from publisher

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CHARACTERS The Second Mrs Hockaday Susan Rivers ó 1 FREE DOWNLOAD FREE DOWNLOAD ✓ The Second Mrs Hockaday S called to the front lines of the Civil War his new bride is left to care for her husband’s three hundred acre farm and infant son Placidia a mere teenager herself living far from her family and completely unprepared to run a farm or raise a child must endure the darkest days of the war on her own By the time Major Hockaday returns two years later Placidia is bound for jail accused of having borne a child in his absence and murdering it What. 45 rounded up to 5As a fan of Civil War era historical fiction I thoroughly enjoyed this slim debut An epistolary novel told in its entirety through letters legal court inuests and journal entries it mirrors the real life story of a husband and wife in 1864 66 with flashbacks and flash forwardsWhile the narrative weaves back and forth in time between the 1860s and 1890s and includes letters from at least a half dozen characters in the telling of the story I found it easy to follow In fact it is the author s ability to seamlessly unveil the thoughts and reactions of various characters to the same events but during different time periods of revelation that made this a read full of tension Rivers parses out the right details at just the right time revealing details through just the right characters creating a tangible stream of suspense and emotionI believe the best novels pose a uestion upfront one that the reader feels she MUST discover the answer to In this book s case we already know the what part of the book jacket description that Placidia is bound for jail and accused of having borne a child in her husband s absence as he fights in the Civil War But what we must find out is Who is the father Then we find ourselves clamoring to know Under what circumstances did this birth occur Why is she headed for jail How did this happen This book works backwards and forwards in time and is brilliant in the slow trickle of revealed details that make the reader hungry for There are plenty of twists and turns that keep the reader guessing up until the endI suspect those who have a greater knowledge of Greek mythology I am completely deficient unfortunately and those who are familiar with Charles Dickens s David Copperfield will find insightful parallels to the characters and events of The Second Mrs Hockaday and Dickens s masterpiece as well as wonderful symbolism wrapped up in the references to Greek mythology Such a lack of familiarity on my part did not in any way hinder my enjoyment of this story of resilience and love a story of personal liberty and personhood a story of injustice and ugliness in its many forms but ultimately a story about the bonds of love and dignity It s a story of redemption heartache and beautyBe prepared that this novel takes some liberties regarding what constitutes a letter though I have to admit that most epistolary novels I ve read lately employ the same techniues For instance a true letter wouldn t include dialogue or read like an action scene yet many do This is done for obvious reasons so that the novel doesn t feel like a stale retelling of a story and so that the reader can immerse herself in the scene Once I got used to the style I barely noticed it I had the same reaction to Eowyn Ivey s To The Bright Edge of the World and honestly again as I was with Ivey s novel I am wowed Any author who can tell a cohesive story through written missives entirely possesses an incredible skillset To create empathetic characters a full story arc and tension through letters diaries and documents is impressive indeedI definitely recommend this book to fans of literary historical fiction Civil War fiction and of course those who love epistolary novels and don t mind non linear stories I look forward to from this talented author

  • Hardcover
  • 272
  • The Second Mrs Hockaday
  • Susan Rivers
  • English
  • 15 October 2020
  • 9781616205812