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The Second Mrs. Hockaday

published by Algonquin Books

Short-listed for the Center for Fiction First Book Prize 2017 (winner to be announced in December

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.

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Susan Rivers

Rivers is an award-winning playwright and fiction writer.  She lives in a small town in upstate South Carolina

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