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I am a first time author of A Sound of Distant Thunder, a 685 page work of historical fiction based upon the last year of the Civil War as it was experienced in Virginia.

The story revolves around the Stoner family, who live outside of Petersburg, Virginia, and from the time that a small militia force of mostly old men and teenage boys holds off the advance of a much stronger Union Calvary column into Petersburg, the lives of the Stoners is thrown into turmoil.

The book looks closely at life in the Federal prison camps in Point Lookout, Maryland, and Elmira, New York. It also follows the path of Sheridan's ravaging of the Shenandoah Valley and the nine month siege at Petersburg, which directly led to the death march of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia to its final surrender at Appomattox. Throughout all of this the book does not lose touch with the women who are left behind in Petersburg and are forced to fend for themselves in the midst of a devastation which they could not have possibly imagined.

A Sound of Distant Thunder is set in the midst of war, and it is a story of war, but it is far more than that. The book tells of hatred which can consume a man and totally change the way he pursues his life. It tells of a determination to overcome which enables men and women to endure when endurance does not seem in the least possible. It tells of love, which, in spite of all else, ultimately empowers the healing of scars burned deep into the souls of those caught up in these horrific events and enables change.

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At 6:44pm on July 27, 2008, Mary McCauley said…
Your book sound very intesting. I was a history teacher and a history major. I hope you sell a lot of books. I'm sure you've spent hours on research. Congratulations.

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