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Review of ‘The Orphan Mother’

Robert Hicks’ sequel to his highly acclaimed Civil War novel The Widow of the South (2005) is a gripping tale of one strong and courageous woman’s quest to find those responsible for the murder of her only child.

Mariah Reddick had been a slave to Carrie McGavock—the widow in Hicks’ previous novel—since their childhoods.…

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