The Second Mrs. Hockaday: A Novel

bySusan Rivers

Hardcover | January 10, 2017

The Second Mrs. Hockaday: A Novel by Susan Rivers
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When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is left to care for her husband’s three-hundred-acre farm and infant son. Placidia, a mere teenager herself living far from her family and completely unprepared to run a farm or raise a child, must endure the darkest days of the war on her own. By the time Major Hockaday returns two years later, Placidia is bound for jail, accused of having borne a child in his absence and murdering it. What really transpired in the two years he was away?

A love story, a story of racial divide, and a story of the South as it fell in the war, The Second Mrs. Hockaday reveals how this generation—and the next—began to see their world anew.

Susan Rivers was awarded the Julie Harris Playwriting Award for Overnight Lows and the New York Drama League Award for Under Statements. She is also the recipient of two playwriting grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. She holds an MFA in fiction writing and lives in South Carolina. The Second Mrs. Hockaday is her first nov...
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Title:The Second Mrs. Hockaday: A NovelFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:272 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.8 inShipping dimensions:272 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.8 inPublished:January 10, 2017Publisher:Algonquin BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1616205814

ISBN - 13:9781616205812

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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