The following book review was written by guest blogger Harold Titus.
In many respects Jeffrey Lent’s In the Fall is a remarkable historical novel. Lent is a skilled narrator: he is knowledgeable about his subject matter, his observations about human conduct are incisive, and his characters are intriguingly exceptionally complex.
Lent’s story spans three generations. It is essentially three novels all of which relate to a violent event that occurs in Sweetboro, North Carolina, at the end of the Civil War. Without giving away important details in the story, I offer the following summary.