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'Balm' Looks At Civil War After The Battles, Outside The South

June 6th, 2015

Episode 66 of 550 episodes

In her new novel, Dolen Perkins-Valdez wanted to look beyond the traditional frame for Civil War stories. Her book is set in Chicago, and opens as the nation is struggling to heal.

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