9780062966742-006296674X-Simon the Fiddler: A Novel

Simon the Fiddler: A Novel

ISBN-13: 9780062966742
ISBN-10: 006296674X
Author: Jiles, Paulette
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: William Morrow
Format: Hardcover 352 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780062966742
ISBN-10: 006296674X
Author: Jiles, Paulette
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: William Morrow
Format: Hardcover 352 pages

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Acknowledged authors Jiles, Paulette wrote Simon the Fiddler: A Novel comprising 352 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 006296674X and 9780062966742. Since then Simon the Fiddler: A Novel textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.76 or rent at the marketplace.

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The critically acclaimed, bestselling author of News of the World and Enemy Women returns to Texas in this atmospheric story, set at the end of the Civil War, about an itinerant fiddle player, a ragtag band of musicians with whom he travels trying to make a living, and the charming young Irish lass who steals his heart.

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 Aherne, 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.

Incandescent in its beauty, told in Paulette Jiles’s trademark spare yet lilting style, Simon the Fiddler is a captivating, bittersweet tale of the chances a devoted man will take, and the lengths he will go to fulfill his heart’s yearning.

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