Canaan: A Novel

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2007 - 426 頁
Spanning some twenty years of American history, from the end of the Civil War to the Battle of Little Bighorn, a fictional portrait of post-Civil War America ranges from Reconstruction-era Richmond and a struggling Virginia plantation, to the trading floors of Wall Street and the Great Plains, where an arrogant George Custer faces a fateful confrontation with Sitting Bull. By the author of Jacob's Ladder. 30,000 first printing.

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用戶評語  - ShouldIReadIt - LibraryThing

A sequel, in a way, to "Jacob's Ladder" as it continues the story of those characters. Luckily I'd already read "Jacob's Ladder," or I would've been lost with all the various characters' memories ... 閱讀評論全文

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用戶評語  - Kirkus

In the wake of the Civil War, blacks and whites struggle to make sense of their changed lives; out West, Indians struggle against the Washitu (whites).McCaig's latest, covering the years 1865 to 1876 ... 閱讀評論全文

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How a Man Is Made
17
TWO TAN EGGS
27
LETTER FROM SAMUEL GATEWOOD
31
LOW DOG DREAMING
33
A BIG PLUM
35
INDEPENDENCE DAY
42
A HINCTY NIGGER
53
THE ATLANTIC MISSISSIPPI OHIO
64
IMPEACHMENT
210
A HAPPY OCCASION
215
CIRCLING THE KETTLE
222
LETTER FROM MRS EBEN BARNWELL TO MISS MOLLY SEMPLE
227
A SQUAW MAN
232
MR STUART ARGUES FOR COMPROMISE
237
LETTER FROM THOMAS BYRD TO SAMUEL GATEWOOD
238
THE CANDIDATE FROM MARSHALL WARD
241

ADDRESS FROM THE COLORED CITIZENS OF VIRGINIA TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES
75
THE COCINERO
79
LETTER FROM MRS DUNCAN GATEWOOD TO MRS SAMUEL GATEWOOD
82
COURT DAY
85
RAINY DAY STEW
90
THE LOYAL LEAGUE
94
SONOFABITCH STEW
101
AN OPIUM EATER 1 26
126
WHAT RAVEN SAW
131
DISPATCH FROM COLONEL HENRY CARRINGTON
134
LETTER FROM EDWARD RATCLIFF TO JESSE BURNS
136
A FORMER LOVER
139
THE SUPPLICANT
144
MILITARY DISTRICT 1
151
INCIDENT ON THE RICHMOND DANVILLE RAILROAD
152
TERRAPIN À LA DELMONICO
157
IN THE HAYFIELD
170
THE ATLANTIC MISSISSIPPI OHIO RAILROAD
177
A PHILADELPHIA SANITARIUM
179
LETTER FROM JESSE BURNS TO EDWARD RATCLIFF
184
LETTER FROM THOMAS BYRD TO SAMUEL GATEWOOD
187
THE IRONCLAD OATH
190
KI YA MANI YO
191
MENU FOR A BANQUET HONORING MR CHARLES DICKENS
205
LETTER FROM EBEN BARNWELL TO MISS PAULINE BYRD
207
GHOSTOWNING
246
GENERAL MAHONES SIGNAL VICTORY
248
IMMIGRANTS
253
BLACK FRIDAY
266
WASHITU STRAWBERRIES
272
IN THE VALLEY OF THE GREASY GRASS
281
LIGHT BROTH AND A CODDLED EGG
283
IN THE TERRITORY
289
A TREASURE TROVE
300
A CADAVER
308
RATION DAY
320
ON THE SCOOT
326
PANIC
340
MRS S T GATEWOODS BOARDINGHOUSE BRUNSWICK STEW
348
OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE
357
THE BONE GAME
361
IN THE MOON OF RIPENING BLACKBERRIES
364
HOKA HEY
366
LETTER FROM RANDOLPH HOWLAND TO MRS EBEN BARNWELL
374
ORDERS TO GENERAL GEORGE CUSTER JUNE 22 1876
376
KILL SONGS
377
AMERICAS TEMPERANCE DRINK
415
Epilogue
423
Acknowledgments
425
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Donald McCaig, the author of Jacob’s Ladder, Rhett Butler’s People and Canaan. He and his wife, Anne, work a sheep farm in the western mountains of Virginia.

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