Coal Black Horse

Every spring publishing season, there seems to be a big ACW novel in the works. Remember the hoopla around Widow of the South? The March?

A forthcoming Civil War novel, Coal Black Horse, is generating a great deal of press. Thank AP for that... a lot of papers picked up this wire story. There's more here and a review here.

Doesn't look like my cup of tea. Robert Olmstead: "They lay with their broken legs twisted and contorted so, to even unfold a man in the attempt to configure him as a man would be near impossible."

I prefer the economy of Emily Dickinson: "'Tis populous with bone and stain / And men too straight to stoop again."