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Brave Enemies

A Novel of the American Revolution

Paperback / softback, 320 pages  (also available in Electronic book text )
ISBN: 9781565125780 (1565125789)
Published by Algonquin Books
$13.95(US)
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about Brave Enemies

As the War for Independence wore on into the 1780s, unrest ruled the Carolinas. Settlers who had cleared the land after the Cherokees withdrew were being mustered for battle as British forces pillaged their hard-won farms. Robert Morgan's stunning novel tells a story of two people caught in the chaos raging in the wilderness.

After sixteen-year-old Josie Summers murders her abusive stepfather, she runs away from home disguised as a boy. Lost in the woods, she accepts a young preacher's invitation to assist in his itinerant ministry. Eventually her identity is revealed and affection grows between the two. But when the preacher is kidnapped by British soldiers, Josie disguises herself once again and joins the militia in a desperate attempt to find him.

Brave Enemies is a page-turning story of people brought together by chance and torn apart by war—a story of enduring love and of the struggle to build a homeland.
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about Robert Morgan

A native of the North Carolina mountains, Robert Morgan was raised on land settled by his Welsh ancestors. A poet and biographer as well as a novelist, he is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations, and an Academy of Arts and Letters Award. He lives in Ithaca, New York, where he is a Kappa Alpha Professor of English at Cornell University. His website is www.robert-morgan.com.


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