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A southern soldier in the U.S.A. Civil War deserts after almost recovering from a life-threatening injury. The end of the war is near; he no longer believes war can solve anything. He travels home on foot through the Virginia wilderness to the woman he loves. While the soldier is away, his woman suffers the loss of family and wealth. With the help of a local mountain woman, the woman survives going from riches to rags. While the woman is trying to save a dying man, the soldier arrives home in greatly altered condition. The man and woman finally recognize each other and manage to accept their changes. Tragedy strikes soon afterward, but all is not lost. Love in many forms lives on.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   American South Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Conflict:    -   War, general    -   War, Civil

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails Forest?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   rape/molest Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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