The Second Mrs. Hockaday
Published by Algonquin Books
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.