The Year of Jubilo

A Novel of the Civil War

Howard Bahr

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On a spring day in 1865 Gawain Harper trudges toward his home in Cumberland, Mississippi, where three years earlier he had boarded a train carrying the latest enlistees in the Mississippi Infantry. Unmoved by the cause that motivated so many others, he had joined up only when Morgan Rhea’s father told Gawain that he would never wed his beloved Morgan unless he did his part in the war effort. Upon his return, he discovers post-war life is far from what he expected. Morgan has indeed waited for him, but before they can marry there are scores to be settled.

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Praise for The Year of Jubilo

“A sweeping, cinematic story of rebellion, loyalty, revenge and reawakened romance.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A writer of uncommonly beautiful phrases and compelling characters, Bahr has twice managed to convey truths about the human condition within the confines of the American Civil War.” —Christian Science Monitor

“Bahr infuses this story with the pathos and tragedy of the war itself. In the poetry of its prose, The Year of Jubilo rises to the majesty of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address.” —Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Like Wolfe and Faulkner, Bahr has a poet’s heart, a philosopher’s mind, an artist’s spirit, and a lover’s soul.” —Roy E. Perry, Nashville Tennessean

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Howard Bahr

Howard Bahr teaches English at Motlow State Community College in Tullahoma, Tennessee. His first novel, The Black Flower, was a New York Times Notable Book and received the Harold D. Vursell Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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The Year of Jubilo
A Novel of the Civil War
Howard Bahr

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
May 2001
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312280697
ISBN10: 0312280696
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 384 pages
$19.00

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Henry Holt and Co.
May 2001
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429900119
ISBN10: 1429900113
384 pages
$7.99
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