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Slant of Light: A Novel of Utopian Dreams and Civil War

Slant of Light: A Novel of Utopian Dreams and Civil War

by Steve Wiegenstein COLUMBIA
Slant of Light: A Novel of Utopian Dreams and Civil War

Slant of Light: A Novel of Utopian Dreams and Civil War

by Steve Wiegenstein COLUMBIA

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Overview

Set during the brink of the Civil War, this beautifully written novel traces James Turner, a charming, impulsive writer and lecturer; Charlotte, his down-to-earth bride; and Cabot, an idealistic Harvard-educated abolitionist as they are drawn together in a social experiment deep in the Missouri Ozarks. Inspired by utopian dreams of building a new society, Turner is given a tract of land to found the community of Daybreak: but not everyone involved in the project is a willing partner, and being the leader of a remote farming community isn't the life Turner envisioned. Charlotte, confronted with the hardships of rural life, must mature quickly to deal with the challenges of building the community while facing her husband's betrayals and her growing attraction to Cabot. In turn, Cabot struggles to reconcile his need to leave Daybreak and join the fight against slavery with his desire to stay near the woman he loves. As the war draws ever closer, the utopians try to remain neutral and friendly to all but soon find neutrality is not an option. Ultimately, each member of Daybreak must take a stand—both in their political and personal lives.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982880661
Publisher: Amphorae Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 04/13/2012
Series: The Daybreak Series , #1
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

Steve Wiegenstein is the author of Slant of Light (2012) and This Old World (2014). Slant of Light was the runner-up for the David J. Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction, and This Old World was a shortlisted finalist for the M.M. Bennetts Award in Historical Fiction. Steve grew up in the Missouri Ozarks and worked there as a newspaper reporter before entering the field of higher education. He now lives in Columbia, Missouri. Visit him online at https://stevewiegenstein.wordpress.com/. 

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