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The Road To Chapel Hill by Joanna Catherine Scott

Hi, I just found this bookclub board and think it's going to be a great resource for me to find new writers. My book tastes tend towards suspense and historical fiction, and I'm always searching for something good.

For example, I just finished The Road to Chapel Hill, about three Southerners who take the Union side in the Civil War, each in his or her own fashion, each for different reasons. Scott is a poet too so her language is wonderful to read, but the book's also a cracking good story about a runaway slave, gold mines, 1860's poverty, the underground railroad, Civil War hospitals, turpentine farms. It's well-researched, but it's the characters and their adventures that pulled me in.

Other recommendations, anyone? I also just finished Mission Song by John LeCarre, a lovely read.