The Blue, the Gray, and the Red

The Blue, the Gray, and the Red
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  • Item #: 9781620066041

BACKGROUND:  The Perry County Council of the Arts (PCCA) has collaborated with the students and faculty of its A Novel Idea program to bring an art form popular in the time of Charles Dickens to the readers of Perry County.  Real places and events are woven together with fictional characters set in Perry County’s Civil War era, 1863. This historically themed serial novella was published in five installments as an insert in the Perry County Times newspaper beginning during 2018.  Each section was written by a student author assisted by a mentor and includes historical pictures and artwork.

STORY SUMMARY:  Sisters Matilde Kesler, a devout braucher (spiritual and natural healer), and petulant young Abigail are left behind to manage the family homestead after their father has left to fight in the Civil War. Josiah, a seriously injured Confederate soldier, stumbles out of the woods and onto their property. When Matilde decides to nurse the beguiling handsome soldier back to health, and the man Abigail loves is drafted and departs, resentment builds.  Abigail consults a witch in a selfish act that brings swift, unintentional consequences.


  • Foreword by Erika Juran
  • Foreword by Dennis Hocker
  • Foreword by Don Helin
  • Introduction by Catherine Jordan
  • Unwelcome Visitor by Carrie Jacobs
  • No Escape by Angela Binner
  • Stuck In-between by Cindy Simmons
  • The Homecoming by Sandra M. Bush
  • Remembrance and Regret by Brenda Tadych
by Perry County Council of the Arts
Trade Paperback - 6 x 9 x .2
132 Pages
FICTION / Historical / General
FICTION / Magical Realism
FICTION / Romance / Historical / Victorian
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Price $12.95
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