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Simon the fiddler: a novel / Paulette Jiles.

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  • 5 of 5 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Mark Twain Library Association - Redding.
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Mark Twain Library Association - Redding FIC Jil LP (Text to phone) 33620146085424 Adult Large Type Available -

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"In March 1865, the long and bitter War between the States is winding down. Till now, twenty-three-year-old Simon Boudlin has evaded military duty thanks to his slight stature, youthful appearance, and utter lack of compunction about bending the truth. But following a barroom brawl in Victoria, Texas, Simon finds himself conscripted, however belatedly, into the Confederate Army. Luckily his talent with a fiddle gets him a comparatively easy position in a regimental band. Weeks later, on the eve of the Confederate surrender, Simon and his bandmates are called to play for officers and their families from both sides of the conflict. There the quick-thinking, audacious fiddler can't help but notice the lovely Doris Mary Dillon, an indentured girl from Ireland, who is governess to a Union colonel's daughter. After the surrender, Simon and Doris go their separate ways. He will travel around Texas seeking fame and fortune as a musician. She must accompany the colonel's family to finish her three years of service. But Simon cannot forget the fair Irish maiden, and vows that someday he will find her again"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Fiddlers > Fiction.
Soldiers > Fiction.
Indentured servants > Fiction.
Large type books.
Texas > History > 19th century > Fiction.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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