John Reed's first novel, A Still Small Voice, is told as a memoir of Alma Flynt, an orphan girl who is taken in by her Aunt Bettina in Kentucky, just prior to the War. Alma learns herb and root healing from her aunt and falls in love with John Warren Cleveland, the younger son of the neighbor....
Allred, Randal W.
"War As Remembrance: Novel Reconstructs A Lovestruck Childhood Overwhelmed By Events,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 3
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