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4:57 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

I Shall Be Near To You | Radio Reader

Begins April 10, 2014
I Shall Be Near To You, by Erin Lindsay McCabe.
Publisher: Crown Publishers, N.Y. 2014

Credit Crown Publishers, NY, 2014

Author McCabe introduces us to newlywed Rosetta Wakefield. More accustomed to working as her father's farmhand and happiest doing what others might call "man's work", Rosetta struggles with how to be a good wife to her childhood beau and new husband, Jeremiah. When Jeremiah leaves home to join the Union army, Rosetta finds the only way she can honor Jeremiah is to be with her husband---no matter what. Cutting off her hair and donning men's clothing, Rosetta enlists in the army as Private Ross Stone so that she might stand beside her husband.

Publisher: Crown Publishers, N.Y. 2014