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Enemy Women: A Novel by [Paulette Jiles]
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“You know what it means when there is Paulette Jiles inside? Be smart. Open the book.”

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Enemy Women, the outstanding first novel by poet Paulette Jiles, leads us into new terrain, both geographic and historical, in the war between the states. Set in the Missouri Ozarks during the Civil War, Jiles's story focuses on the trying times of 18-year-old heroine Adair Colley. When a group of renegade Union militiamen attacks the Colley home, stealing family possessions, burning everything down, and taking away her father--an apolitical judge--Adair gathers the remnants of her clothes and mounts a rescue effort. Unfortunately, she is falsely accused of being a Confederate spy, a charge that lands her in a squalid women's prison run by a decent commandant embarrassed by his post. After he helps her escape, the two agree to seek out one another after the war; their separate, harrowing journeys and the evolution of each character throughout make for breathtaking action and powerful writing. Each chapter of Enemy Women begins with excerpts from historical testimony about this terrible period in the Civil War, when marauding soldiers pillaged and murdered whole families and communities at will. These documents add depth and resonance to Jiles's remarkable narrative. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B000FC11L0
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ March 17, 2009
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 674 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 336 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0060938099
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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My website is paulettejiles.com. I review books and say shocking things and include outrageous pictures.

Paulette Jiles was born in Salem, Missouri, in the Missouri Ozarks. Raised in small towns in both south and central Missouri, she attended three different high schools, an exhausting process of social dislocation and fashion wobbles, and with relief graduated from the University of Missouri (KC) in Romance Languages. After graduation she worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto and in the far north of Ontario and in the Quebec Arctic, helping to set up village one-watt FM radio stations in the native language, Anishinabe and Inuktitut. She became reasonably conversant in Anishinabe but Inuktitut was just too much. Very hard. Besides she was only in the eastern Arctic for a year. Work in the north lasted about ten years all told.

She taught at David Thompson University in Nelson B.C. and grew to love the British Columbian ecosystems and general zaniness. She spent one year as a writer-in-residence at Philips Andover in Massachusetts and then returned to the United States permanently when she married Jim Johnson, a Texan. Has lived in Texas since 1995.

She and her husband renovated an old stone house in the San Antonio historic district and amidst the rubble and stonemasons and ripped-out electrical systems she completed Enemy Women. She now lives on a small ranch near a very small town in the Texas Hill Country with a horse and a donkey. If you want a free donkey, please let her know. She plays Irish tin whistle with a bluegrass group, sings alto in choir, rides remote trails in Texas with friends. Her horse is named Buck. News of the World (William Morrow) was a finalist for the National Book Award.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Know Thine Enemy
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A quietly powerful novel, “Enemy Women” allows the reader to follow in the footsteps of eighteen year old Adair Colley through what some consider the living nightmare that is her life as she travels mostly by foot across the countryside near the end of the Civil War. Adair begins her journey with her two sisters after their home was burned out and their father was beaten and taken by Union guerrilla soldiers. Along the way, the sisters are separated when Adair is falsely accused of aiding the enemy and subsequently imprisoned where she meets and falls in love with the Union major who is her interrogator. Major Neumann helps her escape and her long journey begins.

Author Paulette Jiles has created an extraordinary character in Adair, one who is uncommonly well educated and devoid of behavior or actions typical for young women of that era. She exhibits uncommon courage and bravery in the face of numerous circumstances that test her physical endurance, her mental acuity and her indomitable inner spirit. The term “survivor” is certainly apropos. As Adair meets and deals with each challenge as it comes, Jiles deftly reveals the causal changes in her personality and demeanor so we feel the changes with her. It’s a rare talent that can create those illusions and sweep the readers up and carry them along for the ride. This story is rich in texture and poetic phrasing that will make your heart sing. Jiles is a rare talent indeed. My only criticisms are; the numerous obscure terms that were never explained and had me scrambling for my online dictionary, and the strange formatting which omits quotation marks and uses capitalization inconsistently. Four and a half stars.
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