Voices Over Water Book Summary and Study Guide

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Former Southern belle Sarah Edings became a spy after her family's plantation in the Carolina Low Country was destroyed by invading Union soliders.
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To cover her clandestine activities, Sarah becomes a teacher and begins teaching the black children of her own former slaves to read. She is assisted by her former personal slave, a strong woman named Affey. Sarah also encounters a Union officer, a man to whom she she is attracted although he is among the enemy.
The book's pace is more than a little slow and sometimes the reader must struggle to maintain interest. "Voices Over Water" is, however, a portrait of a time and place not often explored in fiction. Set on an island in the Low Country, it offers enough interest to read - especially for those who love historical detail.
The review of this Book prepared by Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy

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Plot & Themes

War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Conflict:    -   War, Civil

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   spy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Island?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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