Thursday, 3 August 2017

#CoverCrush Varina by Charles Frazier

For new visitors do I want to explain that Cover Crush is something that my friend Erin over at Flashlight Commentary came up with and I adopted the idea together with some other friends. And, now we try to put up a Cover Crush every week. You can check below my pick of the week for their choices this week!


From the bestselling author of Cold Mountain, a richly moving, majestic portrait of the Civil War and its aftermath told from the point-of-view of one of its most compelling and enigmatic figures

Inspired by the audacious and adventure-filled life of Varina Howell Davis, the second wife of President Jefferson Davis, Varina is the forcefully rendered, captivating fourth novel from Charles Frazier, returning to the time and place of his momentous first novel.

Moving backward and forward in time, Varina captures this crucial period in history, the moment when Varina and her children escaped from Richmond and traveled south as rootless fugitives “with bounties on their heads, an entire nation in pursuit,” navigating a marriage in tatters and a country divided and on its knees. “Being on the wrong side of history carries consequences,” Frazier reflects as he brings vibrantly to life the chaos and devastation of the Civil War and its fallout.

Lushly atmospheric and animated by a complex, completely believable set of characters, Varina is both intimate in its detailed observations of one woman’s life and epic in its scope and power, representing the work of an American master at his most entertaining, illuminating, and affecting.


Some thoughts about the cover:

The bold title and the lovely background made me curious to check out what this book was all about. And, reading the blurb made me instantly intrigued. And, all this because the cover made me curious to check out the book. 

Check out what my friends have picked for Cover Crush's this week:

Stephanie @ Layered Pages






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