Varina / Charles Frazier.

"Her marriage prospects limited, teenage Varina Howell agrees to wed the much-older widower Jefferson Davis, with whom she expects the secure life of a Mississippi landowner. Davis instead pursues a career in politics and is eventually appointed president of the Confederacy, placing Varina at the wh...

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Main Author: Frazier, Charles, 1950-
Published: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
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Summary: "Her marriage prospects limited, teenage Varina Howell agrees to wed the much-older widower Jefferson Davis, with whom she expects the secure life of a Mississippi landowner. Davis instead pursues a career in politics and is eventually appointed president of the Confederacy, placing Varina at the white-hot center of one of the darkest moments in American history"--
Physical Description: 356 pages ; 24 cm
Language: English
ISBN: 0062405985
006283438X
9780062405982
9780062834386
Author Notes: Charles Frazier was born in 1950 and grew up in western North Carolina.

Frazier received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of North Carolina and his doctorate in American literature from the University of South Carolina.

He taught at the University of Colorado and North Carolina State University before writing his first novel, Cold Mountain. He based the bestselling book on true stories written by his great-great-grandfather in journals during the Civil War period. Cold Mountain won the National Book Award. His other novels are Thirteen Moons and Nightwoods. He made the bestseller list in 2018 with his title Varina.

(Bowker Author Biography)