An epic account of one remarkable woman's quest for justice from the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow of the South and A Separate Country.
In the years following the Civil War, Mariah Reddick, former slave
to Carrie McGavock--the "Widow of the South"--has quietly built a new
life for herself as a midwife to the women of Franklin, Tennessee. But
when her ambitious, politically-minded grown son, Theopolis, is
murdered, Mariah--no stranger to loss--finds her world once more
breaking apart. How could this happen? Who wanted him dead?
journey to uncover the truth leads her to unexpected people--including George Tole, a recent arrival to town, fleeing a difficult past of his
own--and forces her to confront the truths of her own past. Brimming
with the vivid prose and historical research that has won Robert Hicks recognition as a "master storyteller" (San Francisco Chronicle).