Mustard Seed

The bestselling author of Yellow Crocus returns with a haunting and tender story of three women returning to the plantation they once called home Oberlin, Ohio, 1868 Lisbeth Johnson was born into privilege in the antebellum South Jordan Freedman was born a slave to Mattie, Lisbeth s beloved nurse

Mercer Girls

It s 1864 in downtrodden Lowell, Massachusetts The Civil War has taken its toll on the town leaving the economy in ruin and its women in dire straits That is, until Asa Mercer arrives on a peculiar, but providential, errand he seeks high minded women who can exert an elevating influence in Seattl

Sister of Mine

When two Union soldiers stumble onto a plantation in northern Georgia on a warm May day in 1864, the last thing they expect is to see the Union flag flying high or to be greeted by a group of freed slaves and their Jewish mistress Little do they know that this place has an unusual history.Twelve ye

Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times

From a preeminent presidential historian comes a groundbreaking and often surprising narrative of America s wartime chief executives It sometimes seems, in retrospect, as if America has been almost continuously at war Ten years in the research and writing, Presidents of War is a fresh, magisterial,

Spying on the South: Travels with Frederick Law Olmsted in a Fractured Land

Beloved best selling author Tony Horwitz retraces Frederick Law Olmsted s epic journey across the American South in the 1850s, as he too searches for common ground in a dangerously riven nation On the eve of the Civil War, an up and coming newspaper, the New York Times, sent a young travel writer t