The Eulogist

The Eulogist From the author of The Water Dancers and Good Family an exquisitely crafted novel set in Ohio in the decades leading to the Civil War that illuminates the immigrant experience the injustice of sla

  • Title: The Eulogist
  • Author: Terry Gamble
  • ISBN: 0062839896
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From the author of The Water Dancers and Good Family, an exquisitely crafted novel, set in Ohio in the decades leading to the Civil War, that illuminates the immigrant experience, the injustice of slavery, and the debts human beings owe to one another, witnessed through the endeavors of one Irish American family.Cheated out of their family estate in Northern Ireland after From the author of The Water Dancers and Good Family, an exquisitely crafted novel, set in Ohio in the decades leading to the Civil War, that illuminates the immigrant experience, the injustice of slavery, and the debts human beings owe to one another, witnessed through the endeavors of one Irish American family.Cheated out of their family estate in Northern Ireland after the Napoleonic Wars, the Givens family arrives in America in 1819 But in coming to this new land, they have lost nearly everything Making their way west they settle in Cincinnati, a burgeoning town on the banks of the mighty Ohio River whose rise, like the Givenses own, will be fashioned by the colliding forces of Jacksonian populism, religious evangelism, industrial capitalism, and the struggle for emancipation.After losing their mother in childbirth and their father to a riverboat headed for New Orleans, James, Olivia, and Erasmus Givens must fend for themselves Ambitious James eventually marries into a prosperous family, builds a successful business, and rises in Cincinnati society Taken by the spirit and wanderlust, Erasmus becomes an itinerant preacher, finding passion and heartbreak as he seeks God Independent minded Olivia, seemingly destined for spinsterhood, enters into a surprising partnership and marriage with Silas Orpheus, a local doctor who spurns social s.When her husband suddenly dies from an infection, Olivia travels

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    • Terry Gamble

      The author of three critically acclaimed books, THE WATER DANCERS, GOOD FAMILY, and THE EULOGIST William Morrow, to be released January, 2019 , Terry Gamble lives in Northern California with her husband, balancing her life between being a productive member of the community and hiding out in a shed in the woods, trying to write.

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    • An Irish immigrant family arrives in Ohio in 1818 and their future in America is told through the lives of the three children through 1890 The writing is very good and without being overly descriptive, I felt as though I was there in all of the scenes James, the eldest tries to establish a candle making business His brother Erasmus takes to drink and the road as a preacher Their sister Olivia was my favorite character, a strong woman with convictions about the role of women and about the inj An [...]


    • Antebellum America, a few decades before the Civil War, a family comes from Ireland Due to tragedy, James, Erasmus and Olivia find themselves alone They settle in Cincinnati, and James starts a successful candlemaking business Reflecting a time when slavery and injustice was at the forefront of many lives Abolitionists and the underground railroad, do what they can to help runaway slaves Tent revivals and traveling preachers, which Erasmus takes to heart These three siblings will come toge Anteb [...]


    • Taking place in booming pre Civil War Cincinnati, this novel charts the lives of Irish immigrant siblings Capitalistic James rises from abject poverty to prominence Erasmus becomes an evangelical preacher living hand to mouth Independent thinker, Olivia, stumbles into a marriage with a like minded doctor Olivia wryly recounts the oppression of women and social conventions during this time period An event leads Olivia to Kentucky where she comes face to face with the barbarity of slavery Di Takin [...]


    • Fascinating, passionate and compelling THE EULOGIST by TERRY GAMBLE was an interesting, steady paced, and subtle story that I sort of have some mixed feelings about At times the story really grabbed me and I was totally interested in what I was reading but then at other times I was a little lost with the author s choice of words and found myself a little impatient to get to the heart of the story TERRY GAMBLE delivers an intriguing and well written read here that was definitely an enjoyable an F [...]


    • 3.5 starsTerry Gamble weaves some divisive issues here with race, slavery, and abolition of slavery with some real historical people and fictional characters She creates an interesting family and I really enjoyed the family drama and dynamics between the characters The writing and the story take on a lighter side to it as we follow Olivia s journey from a woman unaffected by these issues to strong women with a sense for justice Terry Gamble creates an interesting character here with our main 3.5 [...]



    • I m giving this 5 stars recorded but if it was possible on my exact rating would be 4 1 2 stars This was a very interesting story of abolition told from a very different perspective The setting was Cincinnati, the Ohio river Valley, and Northern Kentucky instead of the Deep South The Ohio river being a border between slave holding Kentucky and free Ohio While the story was quick paced, nuanced, and interesting I do fault the occasional odd vocabulary choices of the author as my r I m giving this [...]


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