“A vivid, artful portrait of pre-Revolutionary America. . . . A triumph of a novel.”—Jeffrey Lent, author of In the Fall and Lost Nation
While conjuring the hearths and salt air of 18th-century colonial America, The Widow’s War captures a timeless human and quintessentially American longing—the desire of each of us to control our own destiny. With rich, realistic characters, Sally Gunning weaves a tale of a newly widowed woman’s fight against societal customs and mores that becomes a journey to understand herself, her world, and her place in that world. Honest and moving, The Widow’s War is a stunning work of literary magic, a spellbinding tale from an assured and gifted writer.