I Shall Be Near to You

I Shall Be Near to You

Large Print - 2014
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A tale inspired by true accounts and a real female soldier's letters home follows the extraordinary experiences of a woman who disguises herself as a man in order to fight next to her husband in the American Civil War, an effort that tests the bonds of their relationship and their respective gender perceptions.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410468659
Characteristics: 491 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
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Aug 25, 2015

Easy-to-read historical fiction based on letters of a young woman who served as a Civil War soldier with her husband and neighbor boys. Laird Hunt's 'Neverhome' that I read earlier this year is similar and maybe better.

Mar 06, 2015

An emotionally charged book with memorable characters. I thought the Civil War setting was well done.

ValleyViewLibrarians Apr 08, 2014

McCabe uses evocative uncluttered prose to tell a very compelling story about love, loyalty and personal strength. Rosetta is a lively and engaging protagonist and readers will be pulled into her story as she makes one decision after another that will dictate the rest of her life. The daily drudgery of war, the absolutely horrific conditions, and the terror young soldiers felt when thrown into battle is palpable; the author clearly did her research for this book and has done a beautiful job portraying the time period. Recommended for Civil War fans and readers who enjoy a strong tale of survival, independence and nonconformity.


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