A victim of Ireland’s Great Famine, 17-year-old Thomas McNulty joins the U.S. Army with his friend, John Cole. They fight the Sioux and the Yurok on the frontier before the Civil War. This book is about the horrors and hardship of war. It also is about family, love, and being true to oneself. At first, I found it hard to listen to Thomas’ voice, but once I figured out its rhythm, I was hooked. This novel is beautifully written. I admire the revelations and word pictures.
Gwenamon says: Beautiful