Lidie grows increasingly important to you as you follow her travels and adventures on the feverish eve of the War Between the States. With its crackling portrayal of a totally individual and wonderfully articulate woman, its storytelling drive, and its powerful recapturing of an almost forgotten part of the American story, Jane Smiley is at her enthralling and enriching best.
©1998 by Jane Smiley; (P)1998 by Random House, Inc.
"Smiley scales another peak...Lidie is a splendid creation." - Kirkus Review
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