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Varina

by Charles Frazier

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Forced by limited prospects to marry much-older widower Jefferson Davis, teenage Varina Howell finds her expectations as the wife of a Mississippi landowner upended by his appointment as the leader of the Confederacy, a situation that renders her and her children fugitives in a divided and increasingly hostile nation.