Morkan's Quarry: A Novel

Morkan s Quarry A Novel In the Civil War severs Michael Morkan from everything he loves and all that defines him from his son Leighton from his love Cora Slade and from the quarry he owns in Springfield Missouri For

  • Title: Morkan's Quarry: A Novel
  • Author: SteveYates
  • ISBN: 9780913785249
  • Page: 270
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 1861, the Civil War severs Michael Morkan from everything he loves and all that defines him from his son, Leighton from his love, Cora Slade and from the quarry he owns in Springfield, Missouri Forced to give his black powder to the Missouri State Guard, he finds himself indelibly labeled a rebel traitor and is imprisoned in St Louis Back in the Ozarks, Leighton jIn 1861, the Civil War severs Michael Morkan from everything he loves and all that defines him from his son, Leighton from his love, Cora Slade and from the quarry he owns in Springfield, Missouri Forced to give his black powder to the Missouri State Guard, he finds himself indelibly labeled a rebel traitor and is imprisoned in St Louis Back in the Ozarks, Leighton joins the Federal Home Guards in hopes of paroling his father When Leighton finally frees him, the two are pitched in a last gambit for their quarry and for the legacy of the name Morkan.

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    1. I just finished reading the novel Morkan’s Quarry, by Steve Yates (Moon City Press), which I originally found on-line at the City of Springfield Historical Society web-site. The primary setting for the novel is Springfield, and the novel begins at the onset of the Civil War. The main characters in the story are a father and son who own and operate a limestone quarry somewhere north of the town square. While the book is strictly fictional, it does a wonderful job of describing what our city and [...]

    2. I learned a lot about how the city of Springfield and its people were affected by the Civil War. While being a work of fiction, it seemed an all too true look at the real side of that war, away from the battlefields that some might call "glorious."

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