The Second Mrs. Hockaday
Published by Algonquin Books
WNBA Great Group Reads 2018 Selection
Finalist for the Southern Book Prize 2018 ("Southern Fiction")
Finalist for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize 2017
Selected by BookBrowse: Best Books for Book Clubs in 2018
An Indie Next Pick for January 2017 - one of 20 books chosen by booksellers across the country
A Library Reads Pick for January 2017 - one of 10 books chosen by library staffers across the country
An Okra Pick for Winter 2017 -- one of 12 books chosen by southern independent booksellers
It's 1865 and the Civil War is over. But the suffering's just begun for a South Carolina soldier's bride who birthed a child and buried it on the farm while her husband was in a Union prison. Placidia Hockaday may hang for the crime. Or, she could save herself, but only if she's willing to destroy the person she loves most.
Based on a true event.
Rivers is an award-winning playwright and fiction writer. She lives in a small town in upstate South Carolina.