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Tonight, April 1, at 7, the Cheshire Public Library will be hosting the event"When Johnny Comes Marching Home: Civil War Book Discussion." The event is free and open to the public.
From the Cheshire Library:
Our April pick for this mini-book series is The March by E. L. Doctorow. In 1864, after Union general William Tecumseh Sherman burned Atlanta, he marched his sixty thousand troops east through Georgia to the sea, and then up into the Carolinas. The army fought off Confederate forces and lived off the land, pillaging the Southern plantations, taking cattle and crops for their own, demolishing cities, and accumulating a borne-along population of freed blacks and white refugees until all that remained was the dangerous transient life of the uprooted, the dispossessed, and the triumphant. Only a master novelist could so powerfully and compassionately render the lives of those who marched. Almost hypnotic in its narrative drive, The March
stunningly renders the countless lives swept up in the violence of a country at war with itself.
Copies of the book are in the lobby on our display available for checkout.
To register, please visit www.cheshirelibrary.org.