June 27, 2009 · 12:00 PM
This location is shown only to members
Our next book is "Enemy Women" by Paulette Jiles, a Civil War story set in the Missouri Ozarks. Please note our next meeting is scheduled for the last Saturday of June giving us 4 weeks to read the book. Enjoy!
"Jiles's story focuses on the trying times of 18-year-old heroine Adair Colley. When a group of renegade Union militiamen attacks the Colley home, stealing family possessions, burning everything down, and taking away her father--an apolitical judge--Adair gathers the remnants of her clothes and mounts a rescue effort. Unfortunately, she is falsely accused of being a Confederate spy, a charge that lands her in a squalid women's prison run by a decent commandant embarrassed by his post. After he helps her escape, the two agree to seek out one another after the war; their separate, harrowing journeys and the evolution of each character throughout make for breathtaking action and powerful writing." (excerpt from Amazon.com)