We pierced the thick, black veil of the fever fires and entered hell As the guns fell silent at Appomattox, the gods were already shaping the next battlefield No one living in Memphis realized the target would be narrowed this time to just eight square miles overlooking the Mississippi River.This second book in the critically acclaimed ten part Your Winding Daybreak Way We pierced the thick, black veil of the fever fires and entered hell As the guns fell silent at Appomattox, the gods were already shaping the next battlefield No one living in Memphis realized the target would be narrowed this time to just eight square miles overlooking the Mississippi River.This second book in the critically acclaimed ten part Your Winding Daybreak Ways series begins where author Gary Bargatze s debut novel, Warfield, leaves off Thomas has survived the Civil War and the gods war on his family he has been graduated from the university and he is now happily on his way to Memphis to teach English at the prestigious Westminster Academy But unbeknownst to Thomas he is about to enter an even punishing circle of hell.This historically accurate, underreported telling of the horrific yellow fever epidemics of the 1870s explores race, unspeakable loss and the courage of African Americans who sped toward death to serve as nurses, undertakers and police as the masses fled Memphis in panic.
Happy Hollow We pierced the thick black veil of the fever fires and entered hell As the guns fell silent at Appomattox the gods were already shaping the next battlefield No one living in Memphis realized the tar
The author has done a fantastic job of researching the history, and then surrounding the characters in that history with color and enthusiasm and bringing every element together into an amazing story Mr Bargatze s ability to put these elements into words is a true gift.
Great follow up to Warfield Through wonderful narrative, the reader continues the journey young Thomas began in Warfield during the Civil War, and follows him to Memphis during the yellow fever epidemic of the late 1800s Mr Bargatze s thorough research of this time period is obvious He gives intricate detail of the horrible effects of the epidemic on individuals, families, and communities However, within this detail, is not lost the emotional story as Thomas uses his knowledge of such literary w [...]
Once again, Mr Bargatze pierces the heart and captures the soul Through the maturing Thomas experiences with the horrors and realities of the yellow fever plague during the 1870s, the reader is immersed in and ultimately moved by the complexities of human relationships and the inherent joys, sorrows, sufferings and awakenings they engender The widespread devastation, so vividly depicted by Bargatze s richness of language, reveals the vulnerability of every man, but equally significant, the reade [...]
Yes, past is prologue What great characters Mr Bargatze has again created in his second book of the wonderful series his imagination provided us with, Happy Hollow Specially that brave and fascinating Miss Cook, purveyor of commercial affection , a true shining star and leader Also brilliant, are Mr Bargatze s descriptions of death or the coming of it, specially Hannah s, trusting she s joining her beloved son, believed dead.Truly poetic Congratulations Eager for Mr Bargatze s next book in the s [...]
Here is the review I gave for the first book in this series, Warfield I have found a new book series to get anxious for and wait for new books I won Warfield and Happy Hollow in a giveaway and enjoyed them both immensely I have already purchased Hurrican Creek and Hollow Rock and can t wait for them to arrive You have my interest Mr Bargatze Thank you for the opportunity to read these wonderful books.
The author creates strong characters set in a historical context that I really knew little about Post civil war in the South is described in a setting of recurrent seasonal attacks of Yellow Fever How citizens of Memphis and specifically the protagonist and his extended circle of family and friends is described with great insights by Mr Bargatze Great series