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The Mirk and Midnight Hour

By Jane Nickerson

A Gothic thriller and captivating love story set in Civil War Mississippi
 
Seventeen-year-old Violet Dancey has been left at home in Mississippi with a laudanum-addicted stepmother and love-crazed stepsister while her father fights in the war—a war that has already claimed her twin brother. When she comes across a severely injured Union soldier lying in an abandoned lodge deep in the woods, things begin to change. Thomas is the enemy—one of the men who might have killed her own brother—and yet she’s drawn to him. But Violet isn’t Thomas’s only visitor. Someone has been tending to his wounds—keeping him alive—and it becomes chillingly clear that this care hasn’t been out of compassion. Against the dangers of war and threatening powers of voodoo, Violet fights to protect her home, her family, and the man she’s begun to love.
 
“An exciting story—juicy, romantic and at times quite chilling.” —BookPage
 
“An atmospheric story in which darkness houses mysteries, [with] rich imagery and imaginative subplots.” —Kirkus Reviews
 
“Compelling. . . . There’s a languid ease to the prose that invites readers to become fully immersed.” —The Bulletin


From the Hardcover edition.

Format

Book

Availability

1 available at Sandhills
  • TF FIC Nickerson, Teen Fiction

Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780385752862


Format: Book
Author: Nickerson, Jane
Summary: Seventeen-year-old Violet Dancey is spending the Civil War with a new stepmother and stepsister and her young cousin when she comes upon a wounded Yankee soldier, Thomas, who is being kept alive by mysterious voodoo practitioners.
Title: The mirk and midnight hour / Jane Nickerson.
Publisher Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2014]
Subject: Family life -- Mississippi -- Teen fiction. Vodou -- Teen fiction. African Americans -- Teen fiction. Soldiers -- Teen fiction. Slavery -- Teen fiction. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Teen fiction. Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Teen fiction.
Isbn: 9780385752862 (hard cover) 9780385752879 (library binding)
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System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: TF Nickerson
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Bib Id: 501324

Format: Book
Author: Nickerson, Jane.
Summary: Seventeen-year-old Violet Dancey is spending the Civil War with a new stepmother and stepsister and her young cousin when she comes upon a wounded Yankee soldier, Thomas, who is being kept alive by mysterious voodoo practitioners.
Title: The mirk and midnight hour / Jane Nickerson.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2014]
Description: 371 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Family life -- Mississippi -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Vodou -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: African Americans -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Soldiers -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Slavery -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Teen fiction.
LCCN: 2012050893
ISBN: 9780385752862 (hard cover)
ISBN: 9780385752879 (library binding)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: TF Nickerson