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The Resource White Doves at Morning : A Novel/, Burke, James Lee, (electronic resource)

White Doves at Morning : A Novel/, Burke, James Lee, (electronic resource)

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White Doves at Morning : A Novel/
Title
White Doves at Morning
Title remainder
A Novel/
Statement of responsibility
Burke, James Lee
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Language
eng
Summary
For years, critics have acclaimed the power of James Lee Burke's writing, the luminosity of his prose, the psychological complexity of his characters, the richness of his landscapes. Over the course of twenty novels and one collection of short stories, he has developed a loyal and dedicated following among both critics and general readers. His thrillers, featuring either Louisiana cop Dave Robicheaux or Billy Bob Holland, a hardened Texas-based lawyer, have consistently appeared on national bestseller lists, making Burke one of America's most celebrated authors of crime fiction. Now, in a startling and brilliantly successful departure, Burke has written a historical novel -- an epic story of love, hate, and survival set against the tumultuous background of the Civil War and Reconstruction. At the center of the novel are James Lee Burke's own ancestors, Robert Perry, who comes from a slave-owning family of wealth and privilege, and Willie Burke, born of Irish immigrants, a poor boy who is as irreverent as he is brave and decent. Despite their personal and political conflicts with the issues of the time, both men join the Confederate Army, choosing to face ordeal by fire, yet determined not to back down in their commitment to their moral beliefs, to their friends, and to the abolitionist woman with whom both have become infatuated. One of the most compelling characters in the story, and the catalyst for much of its drama, is Flower Jamison, a beautiful young black slave befriended, at great risk to himself, by Willie and owned by -- and fathered by, although he will not admit it -- Ira Jamison. Owner of Angola Plantation, Ira Jamison is a true son of the Old South and also a ruthless businessman, who, after the war, returns to the plantation and re-energizes it by transforming it into a penal colony, which houses prisoners he rents out as laborers to replace the slaves who have been emancipated. Against all local law and customs, Flower learns from Willie to read and write, and receives the help and protection of Abigail Dowling, a Massachusetts abolitionist who had come south several years prior to help fight yellow fever and never left, and who has attracted the eye of both Willie and Robert Perry. These love affairs are not only fraught with danger, but compromised by the great and grim events of the Civil War and its aftermath. As in all of Burke's writings, White Doves at Morning Rounding out this unforgettable cast of characters are Carrie LaRose, madam of New Iberia's house of ill repute, and her ship's-captain brother Jean-Jacques LaRose, Cajuns who assist Flower and Abigail in their struggle to help the blacks of the town. With battle scenes at Shiloh and in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia that no reader will ever forget, and set in a time of upheaval that affected all men and all women at all levels of society, White Doves at Morning is an epic worthy of America's most tragic conflict, as well as a book of substance, importance, and genuine originality, one that will undoubtedly come to be regarded as a masterpiece of historical fiction
Summary
Despite their misgivings about "the Cause," Willie Burke and his best friends, three young men from New Iberia, Louisiana, enlist in the Confederate Army and head off to war, in a novel drawn from the author's own family history
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070905
Cataloging source
B@L
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.U723
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
Label
White Doves at Morning : A Novel/, Burke, James Lee, (electronic resource)
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http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=1CDC76AD-A30C-49C1-BF5E-0972F54810C5
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  • OverDrive eBook
  • Electronic book
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unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource.
  • 1 online resource (320 p.)
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online
Isbn
9780743249430
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unknown sound
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Stock number
1CDC76AD-A30C-49C1-BF5E-0972F54810C5
System control number
(OCoLC)869435263
Label
White Doves at Morning : A Novel/, Burke, James Lee, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=1CDC76AD-A30C-49C1-BF5E-0972F54810C5
Publication
Note
  • OverDrive eBook
  • Electronic book
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource.
  • 1 online resource (320 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780743249430
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Stock number
1CDC76AD-A30C-49C1-BF5E-0972F54810C5
System control number
(OCoLC)869435263
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