Simon the Fiddler: A Novel by Paulette Jiles - Book Review | Northshire Bookstore

Simon the Fiddler: A Novel by Paulette Jiles - Book Review

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$27.99
ISBN: 9780062966742
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Published: William Morrow - April 14th, 2020

This vivid story is about Simon Boudlin, an itinerant fiddler, who resists being conscripted in the Confederate army in the end days of the Civil War, after Appomattox. This novel is poetic, fierce, and elegant without losing the hard edge of historical facts. Like the song, "The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down," (The Band) the mournful beauty of this novel echoes the music: the two pieces feel as though they were written in 1865, and not in this century. Simply Beautiful. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


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