Neverhome by Laird Hunt


In a unique perspective of the US Civil War, Laird Hunt presents a work of historical fiction narrated by a woman.  Disguised as a man, she calls herself Ash Thompson, leaves her husband on the farm, and takes up arms to fight for the Union.

I have read some non-fiction which speaks of women who, dressed as men, fought in the Civil War and I enjoyed the author’s take on why this particular woman chose to be a soldier.  Hunt also used Ash’s particular vernacular as the first-person prose for this novel.  It adds a rich tone to the work, which helps the reader appreciate the protagonist and her surroundings.

3-1/2 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2014
265 pages

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About Suzanne

I'm a stay-at-home mom with three kids who loves to read.
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