The June 21 Nevermore Book Club had a distinctly historical flavor! The recent discussion of the new biography of Andrew Johnson had apparently inspired some members to read some fictional treatments about the Civil War:
Widow of the South by Robert Hicks is a novel based on a true event. At the Battle of Franklin, 1864, over 9000, both Union and Confederate, lay dead. Rather than have bodies plowed under, Carrie McGavock had nearly 1500 Confederate dead buried on her farm. Told from several different points of view, including a Confederate sergeant and a Union lieutenant, this well reviewed first novel tells one of the many fascinating human stories of the war.
Based on interviews with survivors as well as previously unpublished documents, Porter tells the story of a Hungarian Jew who managed to save thousands, yet was later accused of being a Nazi collaborator because of his dealings with some high level Nazis.