HILE RIVERS FLOW by Glen Fleischmann
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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