HILE RIVERS FLOW by Glen Fleischmann
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HILE RIVERS FLOW

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is an historical novel in which both the adjective and the noun are equally honored. It has been written with infinite care and it tells two stories alternately: one deals with the expulsion of the Cherokee Nation from its home in Georgia and Tennessee during the 1830's; the other with the two tragic loves in the life of one James Burke, an Army officer involved in this sad and dishonorable business- but never to his discredit. While perhaps the stories fail to fuse altogether, the book is eminently sincere and moving; the characters belong wholly to their time and achieve a depth which complements the range of the narrative. As such, it is exceptional in a genre subjected to frequent literary abuse.

Publisher: Macmillan