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Varina: A Novel by Charles Frazier: Conversation Starters

Bestselling author of Cold Mountain Charles Frazier releases his newest novel Varina. After marrying an old widower for financial security, Varina Howell expected a secure and peaceful life as a wife of a Mississippi landowner. However, her husband’s decision to pursue politics brings an end to that security and peace. Varina finds herself at the center of one of American history’s darkest moments. Varina is a novel of a woman’s journey during the American war and its aftermath. 

Time praises Charles Frazier’s genius of writing about early America, he has a “gift for bringing them to life.” Washington Post describes Varina “perfectly evocative.” Newsday says that Frazier’s newest historical novel “is just right for our time.” Minneapolis Star Tribune praises Charles Frazier and calls him “an incredibly gifted storyteller.”

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