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Letter from the Seventh Regiment

Camp 7th Mich. Vol. Inf’ty

Stephensburgh, VA, April 14th, 1864

Editor Commercial – But few matters of interest have occurred since my last letter – The principal feature of the past two weeks have been very severe weather with continued rains making even hills about us very muddy.  Bridges have been washed away in two instances, interrupting our communication with Washington for a day or two, and of course stopping the mails and newspapers.

QA with Jean Alicia Elster

Jean Alicia Elster is the author of the 2014 Michigan Notable Book, The Colored Car. We asked Ms. Elster to share her summer reading list.

  • Do you have any comments about your summer reading list? My summer list is all fiction. I'm trying to cram in as many fiction titles as possible before I start my next writing project.
  • What future projects are you planning? Later this summer I'll start work on the third volume in my fictionalized Ford family saga.
  • Are there any books that have had a major impact on you as a writer? Of course. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and Ake: The Years of Childhood by Wole Soyinka, just to name a few.
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