Brought up in a mixed-race community - part Scots, part Native American - in the forests of North Carolina in the mid-nineteenth century, Rhoda is the first of her family to be able to read and her parents have plans for her. But the coming of the Civil War brings labour conscription for her brothers, who become outlaws, unwilling to fight for the Confederacy; and when Rhoda falls in love with the outlaw leader Henry, her mother fears the relationship can only lead to disaster-Beautifully written and stunningly observed, Nowhere Else on Earth takes the reader into the backwaters of the American South and the chaos and anarchy of civil war, in the heart-breaking story of one of the most appealing heroines of recent fiction.
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"'History is made up of millions of individual voices and Rhoda's is distinctive and haunting... The book's charm lies in its strong female characters and its depiction of decent people doing their best, buoyed up by a belief in a better future for their grandchildren.'" ( The Times)
"compelling [and] musical... a tale of love in the face of insurmountable difficulties... [a] highly atmospheric novel" ( Independent)
"A beautifully written book that reveals the particular misery of civil wars and the capacity of the human spirit to survive these horros." ( Good Book Guide)
"A compassionate, powerful novel… you won’t fail to become absorbed in [Humphreys’] world" ( She magazine)
A stunning and moving story of blighted love, set against the background of the American Civil War, in the tradition of Cold Mountain. Chosen by Sarah Broadhurst as one of her 'Ones to Watch' in The Bookseller.
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Book Description Transworld Unknown, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 352 pages. 7.76x5.08x0.94 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0099415461
Book Description Arrow/Children S (a Division of Random House, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99415461
Book Description Arrow/Children S (a Division of Random House, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099415461