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Deep Cut


Author: Susan  Spain
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
Subject/Category: 5-8
Year Reviewed:: 2007
ISBN:  0761453164
Review: Titled after a natural gorge and based upon true events in the lives of the author's ancestors, this book chronicles thirteen-year-old Lonzo's life at Culpepper, Virginia during the Civil War as his family struggles through the dangers and deprivations of war. Abhoring the killing that is being done by both Union and Confederate troops, Lonzo must decide where his loyalties lie when he discovers that his Aunt Mariah intends to feed poison biscuits to the Yankee soldiers quartered in her inn. This is a gripping story of one family's experiences in the Confederate South.

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