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James A. Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him in the back. This book is thoroughly researched and engages the reader with a fast-paced narrative.
India Hayes is a lot of things - starving artist, college librarian, daughter of liberal activists - but she's about to step into the most challenging role of her life: amateur sleuth. Childhood friend Olivia Blocken is back in town to wed her bodybuilder fiancâe with India as a reluctant attendant. Then Olivia turns up dead in the Martin College fountain, and all evidence points to India's brother, Mark, who still carried a torch for the bride.
When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family.