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New Garden

J. Edward Gray

Pages: 324
ISBN: 978-145752-147-8
List Price: 17.95
Category: Fiction
Available: August 2013
Edition: Perfectbound

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Two brothers, raised in the nineteenth-century Quaker tradition, take radically different paths, Jack Grier following the ways of the army and Richard Grier the ways of politics. But although neither holds true to their family beliefs, they could never have imagined where life would take them—and how it would bring them full-circle back to their roots.
New Garden is the epic tale of an American family, swept apart by the conflicts of war and the turmoil that resides deep within the human heart. Set against the historical backdrop of the Mexican War, the California Gold Rush, and ultimately the American Civil War, the conflicts facing the young nation deeply affect the lives of each member of the Grier family and are reflected in their choices, for good or for bad, leading to unforgettable consequences.

Mr. Gray recently retired from practicing law as a federal tax attorney. He earned his undergraduate degree in history from the University of Virginia and his law degree from the University of Richmond. He has lived in Greensboro, North Carolina, since 1981. He is a devoted supporter of Yosemite National Park and an avid reader of American history, particularly accounts of the antebellum and Civil War eras. Mr. Gray is currently working on a sequel to New Garden.