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Suite harmonic : a Civil War novel of rediscovery
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9780983669203
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Saint Paul, Minn. : Sky Spinner Press, c2011.
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xi, 542 p. ; 23 cm.
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"It is the late 1850s and a young Irishman, having abandoned his studies for the priesthood, arrives in New Harmony, Indiana in the afterglow of its utopian experiment and soon finds himself both in love with the town's most alluring woman and immersed in the horrifying violence of war"--P. [4] of cover.
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In the late 1850's, a young Irishman, who's abandoned his studies for the priesthood, arrives in an American town in the afterglow of its utopian experiment and soon finds himself both in love with the town's most alluring woman and immersed in the horrifying violence of war. Told with the counterpointing narrative of a sister on the homefront and shaped from a wealth of national and local documents, Suite Harmonic: A Civil War Novel of Rediscovery brings a rare intensity and uncanny accuracy to an infantryman's battlefield experience and an immigrant's fraught quest to find his place in a new land.


Author Notes

Emily Meiers fiction has appeared widely, including in The Second Penguin Book of Modern Womens Short Stories, the North American Review, Prairie Schooner, and the Threepenny Review. She has won national fiction contests at the Folrida Review and Passages North and has been a runner-up in the Faulkner-Wisdom novella competition. Suite Harmonic was written with the support of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
For an interview and information about other titles, please go to skyspinnerpress.com or emilymeier.com.


Table of Contents

Charactersp. viii
In the Fieldp. viii
On the Homefrontp. ix
Miscellaneous Minor Charactersp. xi
Northern Tennessee, February 1862p. 1
New Harmony, Indiana, Late February and March 1862p. 39
Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee, Late March and Early April 1862p. 103
New Harmony, Indiana, April 1862p. 141
Camp near Monterey, Tennessee, May 7, 1862p. 161
Camp near Memphis, Tennessee, Late August and Early September 1862p. 177
New Harmony, Indiana, October 1862p. 195
Camp Davis Mills, Mississippi, Late November and December 1862p. 213
Memphis, Tennessee, June 1863p. 235
New Harmony, Indiana, July 1863p. 261
New Harmony, Indiana, November 1863p. 289
Southern Tennessee and Mississippi, December 1863 and Early 1864p. 313
Decatur, Alabama, Spring and Summer 1864p. 335
The Siege of Atlanta, Late Summer 1864p. 357
New Harmony, Indiana, Fall 1864p. 375
Virginia, with the Eastern Army, Late March 1865p. 391
Virginia and Washington, D.C., Spring and Summer 1865p. 417
New Harmony, Indiana, Fall 1865 and Early Winter 1866p. 435
New Harmony, Indiana, February-September 1867p. 459
New Harmony, Indiana, 1868-1871p. 483
New Harmony, Indiana, February 2, 1880p. 505
New Harmony, Indiana, January 1, 1898p. 521
Epiloguep. 535
AuthorÆs Notep. 536
Acknowledgmentsp. 537