The Second Mrs. Hockaday, Hardback Book

The Second Mrs. Hockaday Hardback


Placidia, a mere teenager herself living far from her family and completely unprepared to run a farm or raise a child, must endure the darkest days of the war on her own.

By the time Major Hockaday returns two years later, Placidia is bound for jail, accused of having borne a child in his absence and murdering it.

What really transpired in the two years he was away?

Inspired by a true incident, this saga unfolds with gripping intensity, conjuring the era with uncanny immediacy.

Amid the desperation of wartime, Placidia sees the social order of her Southern homeland unravel.

As she comes , to understand how her own history is linked to one runaway slave, her perspective on race and family are upended, A love story, a story of racial divide, and a story of the South as it fell in the war, The Second Mrs. Hockaday ! reveals how this generation and the next began to see their world anew.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 271 pages
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books (division of Workman)
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9781616205812

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