Diane leads a panel discussion of this National Book Award-winning novel about the odyssey of a wounded Civil War soldier who deserts the Confederate army and sets out on a 300-mile journey home to the woman he loves.


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  • Colbert King "Washington Post"
  • Deirdre Donahue Book Critic for "USA Today"

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