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The Able McLaughlins

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A book by Margaret Wilson

1924 Pulitzer Prize Winning novel by Margaret Wilson.    Wully McLaughlin comes home wounded from the Civil War and while there falls in love at first sight with Christie. The last time Wully saw Christie she was a small girl but … see full wiki

Author: Margaret Wilson
Publisher: Cherokee Publishing Company (GA) (September 1994)
2 reviews about The Able McLaughlins
review by . September 18, 2010
The time of this 1924 Pulitzer Prize winning novel is toward the conclusion of the Civil War when families are receiving notices about the deaths, injuries and capture of their loved ones during the conflict.      Wully McLaughlin returns to his parents' farm after escaping from the Confederates where he had been taken prisoner.      While at home recovering from a minor injury, he visits the home of Christie McNair. The couple spend time together and …
review by . March 14, 2009
I read this novel because it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1924. After reading it I've come to the conclusion 1923 must have been a pretty bad year for good novels or the Pulitzer Prize jury was out to lunch. This is one of most over dramatic, over written, boring novels I've read in some time. The prose is turgid, the characterization is poor, and the plot borders on the unbelievable.     Wully McLaughlin comes home wounded from the Civil War and while there falls in love at first …
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