The Perfect Summer chronicles a glorious English summer a century ago when the world was on the cusp of irrevocable change. Through the tight lens of four months, Juliet Nicolson's rich storytelling gifts rivet us with the sights, colors, and feelings of a bygone era.
Great Civil War novel. The Widow of the South refers to Carrie MaGavock, whose Carnton plantation served as a field hospital during the Civil War battle in Franklin, Tennessee. The novel captures those lives upended by war and the search for belonging in a world turned upside down.