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TitleSimon the fiddler : a novel / Paulette Jiles. First edition. Ed
AuthorJiles, Paulette, 1943- author.
CollectionAdult Fiction
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LocationStatusCirc StatusCall No
Winamac AvailableFIC JIL

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780062966742
International Standard Book Number 006296674X
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 813/.54 23
Personal Name Jiles, Paulette, 1943- author.
Title Statement Simon the fiddler : a novel / Paulette Jiles.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]
Physical Description 341 pages ; 22 cm.
Content Type text rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume rdacarrier.
General Note Map on endpapers.
Summary, Etc. "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 Dillon, 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Soldiers Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Indentured servants Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Fiddlers Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Texas History 19th century Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction. gsafd.
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction. lcgft.
Location FIC JIL 31662001636497

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