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Simon the fiddler: A novel. Paulette Jiles.

Simon the fiddler: A novel. Paulette Jiles.
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ISBN 9780062966766 (electronic bk)
Author Jiles, Paulette
Title Simon the fiddler [electronic resource] : A novel. Paulette Jiles.
Published 2020.
Physical description 1 online resource
Content type text
Media type computer
Carrier type online resource
Summary The critically acclaimed, bestselling author of News of the World and Enemy Women returns to Texas in this atmospheric story, set at the end of the Civil War, about an itinerant fiddle player, a ragtag band of musicians with whom he travels trying to make a living, and the charming young Irish lass who steals his heart. In March 1865, the long and bitter War between the States is winding down. Till now, twenty-three-year-old Simon Boudlin has evaded military duty thanks to his slight stature, youthful appearance, and utter lack of compunction about bending the truth. But following a barroom brawl in Victoria, Texas, Simon finds himself conscripted, however belatedly, into the Confederate Army. Luckily his talent with a fiddle gets him a comparatively easy position in a regimental band. Weeks later, on the eve of the Confederate surrender, Simon and his bandmates are called to play for officers and their families from both sides of the conflict. There the quick-thinking, audacious fiddler can't help but notice the lovely Doris Mary Aherne, an indentured girl from Ireland, who is governess to a Union colonel's daughter. After the surrender, Simon and Doris go their separate ways. He will travel around Texas seeking fame and fortune as a musician. She must accompany the colonel's family to finish her three years of service. But Simon cannot forget the fair Irish maiden, and vows that someday he will find her again. Incandescent in its beauty, told in Paulette Jiles's trademark spare yet lilting style, Simon the Fiddler is a captivating, bittersweet tale of the chances a devoted man will take, and the lengths he will go to fulfill his heart's yearning.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. New York : William Morrow Paperbacks, 2020. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1974 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB).
Subject Fiction
Historical fiction
Literature
Western
Genre Electronic books
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