The Widow's War by Sally Cabot Gunning audiobook

The Widow's War: A Novel

By Sally Cabot Gunning
Read by Kate Udall

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780060791582

Unabridged

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Runtime: 9.84 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The Red Tent meets The Scarlett Letter in this haunting historical novel set in a colonial New England whaling village.

“When was it that the sense of trouble grew to fear, the fear to certainty? When she sat down to another solitary supper of bread and beer and picked cucumber? When she heard the second sounding of the geese? Or had she known that morning when she stepped outside and felt the wind? Might as well say she knew it when Edward took his first whaling trip to the Canada River, or when they married, or when, as a young girl, she stood on the beach and watched Edward bring about his father’s boat in the Point of Rock Channel. Whatever its begetting, when Edward’s cousin Shubael Hopkins and his wife Betsey came through the door, they brought her no new grief, but an old acquaintance.”

When Lyddie Berry’s husband is lost in a storm at sea, she finds that her status as a widow is vastly changed from that of respectable married woman. Now she is the “dependent” of her nearest male relative—her son-in-law. Refusing to bow to societal pressure that demands she cede everything that she and her husband worked for, Lyddie becomes an outcast from family, friends, and neighbors—yet ultimately discovers a deeper sense of self and, unexpectedly, love.

Evocative and stunningly assured, The Widow’s War is an unforgettable work of literary magic, a spellbinding tale from a gifted talent.

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Author Bio: Sally Cabot Gunning

Author Bio: Sally Cabot Gunning

Sally Cabot Gunning lives with her husband in Brewster on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where her roots go back over three centuries. She came to writing at a young age, driven to it in desperation one rainy day when she ran out of books. Today Gunning focuses on digging out the back story to the history that we thought we knew but didn’t, and giving it a human face. She is the author of multiple historical novels set in New England during the tempestuous years that led up to the American Revolution.

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 9.84
Audience: Adult
Language: English