Color of Lightning


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From the Author of the National Book Award Finalist News of the World

"Meticulously researched and beautifully crafted.... This is glorious work." -- Washington Post

"A gripping, deeply relevant book." -- New York Times Book Review

From Paulette Jiles, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Enemy Women and Stormy Weather, comes a stirring work of fiction set on the untamed Texas frontier in the aftermath of the Civil War. One of only twelve books longlisted for the 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize--one of Canada's most prestigious literary awards--The Color of Lightning is a beautifully rendered and unforgettable re-examination of one of the darkest periods in U.S. history.