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99 year old Lucy Mardsen, wheelchair bound resident at a nursing home, tells her life story in this book. Married at fifteen to a fifty year old Civil War vet, Willie Marsden, Lucy is thrust into the role of wife and mother. Lucy, full of experience and information collected over 90 years, recounts tales of her husband's life as a 13 year old confederate soldier and of the events that shape her future marriage to him. Spunky, wise, and funny, the old lady reveals all concerning her life, the lives of her friends and relations, southern culture, race relations, wealth and poverty, and how war changes everything.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Conflict:    -   War, Civil

Main Character

Profession/status:    -   homemaker Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee    -   very gullible, like Gomer Pyle

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of hetero sex Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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