This Old World
The community of Daybreak survived the war. Can it survive the peace?
After the war, James Turner and the other men of Daybreak return home to find that war has changed their Utopian community forever. Charlotte Turner, Marie Mercadier and the other women they left behind survived raiders and bushwackers, raised up children, and survived on little more than dogged determination. Now that the men are back-those who fought for the North and those who fought for the South-the community must somehow put the past behind them. But some carry scars too deep to heal, and others carry hate they have no intention of letting go.
About Steve Wiegenstein (Columbia, Missouri Author)
Steve Wiegenstein is the author of The Language of Trees (2017), This Old World (2014), and Slant of Light (2012). All are published by Blank Slate Press, a literary small press in St. Louis. Slant of Light was the runner-up for the Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction, and This Old World was a shortlisted finalist for the M.M. Bennetts Award in Historical Fiction.
Steve grew up in the Ozarks, the setting for his novel series, and worked there as a newspaper reporter before entering the field of higher education. He is an avid hiker and canoeist who hits the trails and float streams of the Ozarks every chance he gets.
Steve lives in Columbia, Missouri. He loves to speak at libraries, civic organizations, and other groups as part of the Missouri Humanities Council's "Show-Me Speakers Bureau."