Posts Tagged ‘Last of the Dixie Heroes’

Beginnings (More)


March 18th, 2018 Posted 8:10 am

On Sunday we’ve been doing beginnings – all the Chet and Bernies (as part of Chetspeak) – and now taking on all the Peter Abrahams novels in chronological order. Here, from 2001 (and perhaps slightly ahead of its time), #11 – LAST OF THE DIXIE HEROES (all about Civil War reenactors going a little too far):

Roy thought he heard his son crying in the night. He got up, went down the hall, opened Rhett’s door, smelled the emptiness inside.

And woke up. Must have been asleep until that moment. How else to explain it? Roy didn’t turn on the light.


Friend of the Month Reminder


August 31st, 2017 Posted 7:43 am

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Meanwhile, here’s a book that came out before it’s time.



Saturday Morning Coffee


August 26th, 2017 Posted 8:09 am

When Spence (Pete) puts his feet up.

Here’s a book I wrote in 2002, perhaps not as well understood as it might have been. I’m guessing right now would have been a good pub date! Not saying it’s congruent with current events, but I think it relates to them, since we seem to be fighting the Civil War again. So are some of the people in LAST OF THE DIXIE HEROES. I’m sort of fond of the scene where Roy tries on that old CSA uniform that’s been in the family all those years, and it fits perfectly. (Also I love this cover, the statue coming to life and marching on Atlanta to maybe get there ahead of Sherman.)





April 12th, 2011 Posted 8:39 am

“One hundred and fifty years ago today,” says Admin.

“Lots of dogs involved,” says Spence.

They’re quiet for a while. Me, too; no particular reason.

“Didn’t you write a book about the Civil War?” says Spence.

“More about reenactors, actually,” says Admin.

“Who really really get into it?”

“That kind of thing.”

“So,” says Spence, “are you of the school that believes that the terrible sacrifice made us great?”


Contest clarification: Any friend of Chet is eligible! Any number of limbs will do, or none. Chet’s the inclusive type, as readers of the series probably know. And, as a smart someone has pointed out, this is more of a drawing than a contest. But why not?

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