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The Second Mrs. Hockaday

published by Algonquin Books

Long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Book Prize 2017 and the Crooks Corner Book Prize 2017 (best debut novel set in the American South)

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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