Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt

The following post is taken directly from my hand-printed Reader's Journal. I will be sharing these reflections each week on the Rivera Runs Through It blog. The date at the end of each post is the date of the original writing, which is typically the date I completed the book. The reflections are short, but represent my initial reactions to a book, a brief summary of the book or the questions it raised for me at the time. I hope you enjoy this segment in my blog and feel free to comment on what you read here.

Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt

This novel takes place during the civil war based on the stories of the author's grandfather. I am amazed, once again, at how much I didn't know! I always knew there were many reasons for the Civil War, but this book actually reminded me of what they were. It leaves me wondering how confident I would have been in the Union's cause had I been alive during that time!

Dated: 07/26/02
What lessons have you learned from historical novels?
Have any historical novels led you to question your understanding of history?

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