On Tuesday, November 24th, Shadelandhouse Modern Press is delighted to welcome author Rebecca Suter Lindsay and Bridget Striker, local history coordinator, Boone County Library, Kentucky, for a discussion around Lindsay’s new book, The Peacemakers.
About The Peacemakers
Fourteen-year-old Manny Weaver loves his family and would do anything to protect Father and Uncle Davy from being forced to join the Confederate army. That’s when his trouble begins!
With his world crumbling into chaos, Manny is forced to deal with issues of honesty, justice, loyalty, and judgment. He must find answers to serious questions. Is it really better to “turn the other cheek,” as his Mennonite faith tells him? What actions lead to peace? How does a boy grow into a man?
Rebecca Suter Lindsay is an American writer and poet. Her poetry, short stories, and historical articles have been published in various journals and anthologies.
The Peacemakers grew out of Lindsay’s research into the Civil War struggles of her great-grandparents, Emanuel and Elizabeth Swope Suter, who were Mennonites, pacifists, and Unionists in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Undergirding the story is a foundation of information that Lindsay gleaned from family accounts, newspaper records, journals, diaries, and letters. She also gathered details from internet sources, legislative records, the National Archives, the Southern Claims Commission, and Mennonite historians.
Read more about Lindsay and The Peacemakers on smpbooks.com, and follow her on Facebook.
Bridget Striker is the local history coordinator at the Boone County Library.
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