Rhett Butler's People by Donald McCaig

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Fully authorized by the Margaret Mitchell estate, Rhett Butler's People is the astonishing and long-awaited novel that parallels the Great American Novel, Gone With The Wind. Twelve years in the making, the publication of Rhett Butler's People marks a major and historic cultural event.

Through the storytelling mastery of award-winning writer Donald McCaig, the life and times of the dashing Rhett Butler unfolds. Through Rhett's eyes we meet the people who shaped his larger than life personality as it sprang from Margaret Mitchell's unforgettable pages: Langston Butler, Rhett's unyielding father; Rosemary his steadfast sister; Tunis Bonneau, Rhett's best friend and a onetime slave; Belle Watling, the woman for whom Rhett cared long before he met Scarlett O'Hara at Twelve Oaks Plantation, on the fateful eve of the Civil War.

Of course there is Scarlett. Katie Scarlett O'Hara, the headstrong, passionate woman whose life is inextricably entwined with Rhett's: more like him than she cares to admit; more in love with him than she'll ever know…

Brought to vivid and authentic life by the hand of a master, Rhett Butler's People fulfills the dreams of those whose imaginations have been indelibly marked by Gone With The Wind.


About Donald McCaig

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Donald McCaig, the author of Jacob's Ladder, Rhett Butler's People and Canaan. He and his wife, Anne, work a sheep farm in the western mountains of Virginia.
Published November 6, 2007 by St. Martin's Press. 512 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A sequel to “Gone With the Wind” sets out to restore the reputation of Rhett Butler.

Nov 04 2007 | Read Full Review of Rhett Butler's People

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McCaig also captures Rhett the Confederate soldier who joins up after all is lost, as well as Rhett the adoring father.The author of the admired Civil War novel Jacob's Ladder, McCaig has a real feel for men and the tensions between fathers, sons, friends and soldiers, as well as the nuances of S...

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