THE TALL WOMAN by Wilma Dykeman


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From the North Carolina hills comes the story of Lydia Moore who married Mark McQueen, and whose life, from 1846 to 1896, encompassed the privations of the Civil War, the hardships of the reconstruction period and the view of a future that was possible for her children. Lydia accepts Mark's decision to fight for the Union while her father and brother join the South. After the war, Lydia's life parallels that of the Reconstruction as she works to find a new way for herself and her family. Plainspoken as its subject, this is a record without artifice.

Pub Date: June 25th, 1962
ISBN: 096138591X
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston