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Varina [electronic resource] / Charles Frazier.


Frazier, Charles, 1950- author. (Author).
Parker, Molly, 1972- narrator. (Added Author).
hoopla digital. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780062406026 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 0062406027 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 07 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : HarperAudio, 2018.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Performed by Molly Parker.
Summary, etc.:
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 audiobook is a portrait of a woman who comes to realize that complicity carries consequences.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Davis, Varina, 1826-1906 > Fiction.
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Spouses > Fiction.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Fiction.
Confederate States of America > Fiction.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
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