This Scorched Earth

This Scorched Earth

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Baker & Taylor
An Arkansas pioneer family journeys from devastation to rebirth in the years after the American Civil War, a period marked by the destruction of a family home, self-reinvention, guilt-induced tyranny and explorations into mysticism and mental illness. By the best-selling author of People of the Songtrail.

McMillan Palgrave

This Scorched Earth is an amazing tour de force depicting a family’s journey from near-devastation in the Civil War to their rebirth in the American West, from New York Times bestselling author William Gear.

The Civil War tore at the very roots of our nation and destroyed most of a generation.

In rural Arkansas, the Hancocks were devastated by that war. They not only lost everything, but experienced an unimaginable hell.

How does a traumatized human being put themselves back together? Where does a person begin to heal his or her broken mind…and does one choose damnation or redemption? For the Hancock siblings: Doc, Sarah, Butler, and Billy, the American frontier becomes a metaphor for the wilderness within—raw, and capable of being shaped. Self-salvation, however, always comes with a price.

Their journey is a testament to the power of love…and the American spirit.

This is their story. And ours.



Baker
& Taylor

An Arkansas pioneer family journeys from devastation to rebirth in the years after the American Civil War, a period marked by the destruction of a family home, self-reinvention, guilt-induced tyranny, and explorations into mysticism and mental illness.

Publisher: New York : Forge, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765382368
Branch Call Number: FIC Gear
Characteristics: 704 pages ; 25 cm

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