"[An] engaging multidimensional tale . . . Holman's latest Imaginative sprawl of a novel explores quintessential American themes--independence, patriotism and politics--to great tragi-comic effect. . . . A gifted writer, Sherl Holman has written a deft novel about duty and rebellion and the ways we seek to mend the wounds of history. . . . She paints a believable portrait of small-town America, with all its folbies and heartaches, dreams and guilt."