Neverhome by Laird Hunt - Follows the experiences of Ash Thompson, who becomes a folk hero after she abandons her farmer husband and disguises herself as a man to go fight for the South during the Civil War.
A host of literary allusions haunt "Neverhome," by Laird Hunt, from Cold Mountain to The Red Badge of Courage and all the way back to Homer. In this role reversal, the Penelope craves the battlefield and goes off to fight in the Civil War
In fact and fiction, remarkable stories of Civil War women: Reviews of The novel “Neverhome,” by Laird Hunt, and the history “Liar Temptress Soldier Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War,” by Karen Abbott
"Neverhome" by Laird Hunt | The tale of a woman soldier in the American Civil War, loosely based on a real person. Why aren't you all over this yet?! | READ the full REVIEW on The Found Girl book blog: http://www.thefoundgirl.com/laird-hunt-neverhome/ (background provided by Amanda Foreman's "A World on Fire" - another wonderful book)