Publishers Weekly // Winter Institute 13: Authors & Books to Watch

“I’m honored to have Charles Frazier on the Ecco list with a new book that takes us back to the landscape of his Cold Mountain. It’s a novel about [the real-life] Varina Howell Davis, a fascinating, if little-known, woman who questioned the institution of slavery, but whose choices nevertheless landed her on the wrong side of history. This is Frazier at his best, as he tackles the perennially absorbing period in our country’s history when political and social divisiveness led to a catastrophic war. Addressing complicity in the face of history makes this novel feel surprisingly timely and fresh.”

—Daniel Halpern, publisher, Ecco Books