Vt. Author Tackles Civil War PTSD in "Nostalgia"

Nov 7, 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 7:49 a.m. In the midst of the Civil War, a young man named Summerfield Hayes leaves his dear sister Sarah in Brooklyn to join the Union effort. He does so not because of patriotism, but to cure himself of the sexual feelings he has for his sister.

It’s not long before he finds himself injured and abandoned by his brigade, stuck in a hospital, suspected of desertion, for which the punishment is death. That’s the premise of Nostalgia, the new novel by Vermont author Dennis McFarland.

McFarland will be reading with Michelle Blake at the Putney Public Library at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 7. Learn more about Dennis McFarland.