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I recently read "News of the World" by Paulette Jiles and loved it. It was one of those books I didn't want to end so thought I'd give Enemy Women a try. Jile's genre is the American mid-west (Missouri) to Texas during and just after the Civil War. She paints a startling portrait of life of those not doing the fighting. Basically the women and old men. This is a disturbing book of how the 'enemy' was treated in their own homes. And who was the enemy in Missouri during the Civil War? Jiles makes it clear that every side had venality in plenty. The book was just more graphically violent than I was expecting which is probably why I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as News of the World and thus the 3 stars.
Sorry I did not care for this book. I liked “News of the World” better than this one. I don’t like her method of writing. I like full sentences and had a hard time trying to understand exactly what she was trying to say. I read for entertainment and I’ll be honest I don’t want to have to work at it.