Rhett Butler's People

Donald McCaig

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Fully authorized by the Margaret Mitchell estate, Rhett Butler’s People is the astonishing and long-awaited novel that parallels the Great American Novel, Gone With The Wind. Twelve years in the making, the publication of Rhett Butler’s People marks a major and historic cultural event.
 
Through the storytelling mastery of award-winning writer Donald McCaig, the life and times of the dashing Rhett Butler unfolds.  Through Rhett’s eyes we meet the people who shaped his larger than life personality as it sprang from Margaret Mitchell’s unforgettable pages: Langston Butler, Rhett’s unyielding father; Rosemary his steadfast sister; Tunis Bonneau, Rhett’s best friend and a onetime slave; Belle Watling, the woman for whom Rhett cared long before he met Scarlett O’Hara at Twelve Oaks Plantation, on the fateful eve of the Civil War.
 
Of course there is Scarlett.  Katie Scarlett O’Hara, the headstrong, passionate woman whose life is inextricably entwined with Rhett’s: more like him than she cares to admit; more in love with him than she’ll ever know…
 
Brought to vivid and authentic life by the hand of a master, Rhett Butler’s People fulfills the dreams of those whose imaginations have been indelibly marked by Gone With The Wind

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Chapter One

Affairs of Honor

One hour before sunrise, twelve years before the war, a closed carriage hurried through the Carolina Low Country. The Ashley River road was pitch-black except for the coach’s sidelights, and fog swirled through the open windows, moistening the passengers’ cheeks and the backs of their hands.

"Rhett Butler, damn your cross-grained soul." John Haynes sagged in his seat.

"As you like, John." Butler popped the overhead hatch to ask, "Are we near? I wouldn’t wish to keep the gentlemen waiting.

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“‘Rhett Butler’s People’ covers the period from 1843 to 1874, nearly two decades more than are chronicled in “Gone With the Wind.” Readers will...get inside Rhett’s head as he meets and courts Scarlett O’Hara in one of the most famous love affairs of all time.”—The New York Times
 
“McCaig is a bred-in-the bones storyteller.” —Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks.

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Donald McCaig

Donald McCaig is the award-winning author of Jacob’s Ladder designated “the best civil war novel ever written” by The Virginia Quarterly. People magazine raved “Think Gone With the Wind, think Cold Mountain.” It won the Michael Sharra Award for Civil War Fiction and the Library of Virginia Award for Fiction.

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Rhett Butler's People
Donald McCaig

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St. Martin's Press
November 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429928489
ISBN10: 1429928484
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 512 pages
$9.99

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Macmillan Audio
November 2007
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ISBN: 9781427203281
ISBN10: 1427203288
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St. Martin's Paperbacks
August 2008
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312945787
ISBN10: 0312945787
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St. Martin's Griffin
10/7/2014
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ISBN: 9781250065308
ISBN10: 1250065305
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 512 pages
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