About This Side of the River

At the end of the Civil War, a group of young, angry Confederate widows band together, take up arms, and march to Ohio intent to burn down the home of General William Tecumseh Sherman.

Corey Mesler, author of Diddy-Wah-Diddy: A Beale Street Suite, calls This Side of the River “a wild and enthralling mythopoeic-historical novel.

“It is an audacious move, especially for a first time novelist, but Stayton’s ventriloquist act and his lyrical aptitude are up to the task. This Side of the River tells a Civil War story you have not heard before,” Mesler said. “Comparisons to Tom Franklin and Charles Frazier are inevitable but Stayton is his own man, and his assured use of his storytelling gifts portends a grand career.”

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