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Simon, The Fiddler by Paulette Jiles

Title:  Simon, The Fiddler

: Paulette Jiles

Review: A poignant, hopeful story of a young man, a fiddler, who had successfully avoided being conscripted into the Confederate Army until the very end of the Civil War.  He and a few others formed a musical group to play at Army functions as required. This small group is at the center of the entire story.   At one of these functions, Simon spots a young Irish immigrant serving as governess to the daughter of a Union officer.  There the story begins.  His determination to find her after the war and the music as the essence of who he is makes an engaging read.  I recommend this book as a good summer read.

Review by:  Dianne