|Plot Summary of Voices Over Water|
|"Former Southern belle Sarah Edings became a spy after her family's plantation in the Carolina Low Country was destroyed by invading Union soliders.
To cover her clandestine activities, Sarah becomes a teacher and begins teaching the black children of her own former slaves to read. She is assisted by her former personal slave, a strong woman named Affey. Sarah also encounters a Union officer, a man to whom she she is attracted although he is among the enemy.
The book's pace is more than a little slow and sometimes the reader must struggle to maintain interest. "Voices Over Water" is, however, a portrait of a time and place not often explored in fiction. Set on an island in the Low Country, it offers enough interest to read - especially for those who love historical detail."
Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Voices Over Water|
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War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians
- War, Civil
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- an organization
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- Deep South
- fort/military installation
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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