Books and Other Stuff reviewed Redemption Falls by Joseph O’Connor for the U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge 2011. Here’s an excerpt:
Two women play an important part in the telling of the novel. A former slave, Elizabeth Longstreet, lived in his home; she later moved to Liberia. O’Connor married the very rich socialite, Lucia-Cruz Rodriguez y Ortega McLelland.
You need to read this novel continuously. There are many characters, telling the story from their viewpoints, so that it’s easy to lose your place.
I learned about many aspects of the Civil War that I didn’t learn about in school.
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