Too Far South


by Sylvia Wilson Thomson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/22/2014

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 312
ISBN : 9781480804487
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 312
ISBN : 9781480804500
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 312
ISBN : 9781480804494

About the Book

From a bluff overlooking Mobile Bay, Caroline Colson reflects on a troubling and disturbing summer, filled with rumors of war. Although threats and rumors about the Yankees and secession from the Union continue to plague her village, Caroline still believes she lives too far south to be touched by war. Unfortunately, she could not be more wrong.

When their young son dies in a tragic accident, Caroline’s husband, Cameron, is lost within the darkness of overwhelming grief and blames a young slave named Edmund for the death. The boy is sent away from the house and from his mother, Bertha, a household slave, after the accident. The boy soon goes missing, which sends Bertha down a heartbreaking path to search for him, examine her life, and question her self-worth. Meanwhile, Caroline is left to battle her own grief and deal with Cameron, who has transformed into an angry, bitter man. As war begins, Cameron, a respected maritime lawyer and patriot, boards the CSS Alabama where his fate awaits.

Too Far South tells the story of a Southern Alabama family’s determination to survive the Civil War despite the blockade of Mobile Bay. The anxiety and apprehension of an invasion by the Federal fleet to encounter Confederate Forces in a battle for Mobile Bay, affected all.

About the Author

Sylvia Thomson has lived in Virginia and North Carolina, but now calls Mobile, Alabama, home. She gathered valuable insight for Too Far South while exploring numerous battlefields, plantations, and points of interest of the Civil War era.