Brock, Rose (pseud. for Joseph Hansen) Longleaf
New York Harper & Row (c.1974) 0-06-010482-1 / 9780060104825 3rd printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by (dj design) Julia Noonan
[nice tight copy, a few small spots on fore-edge, very light shelfwear; jacket shows a little surface wear, creasing to rear flap]. "Who was Bird Thatcher? Beyond the fact that she was young and lovely, no one knew, really. She had always thought herself the daughter of slim, aristocratic Lorna Thatcher, widow of a Confederate cavalry officer killed in the Civil War, eighteen years before. The Thatchers had owned a great plantation, Longleaf, taken over at war's end by scalawags. In order to support herself and raise her child, Lorna Thatcher -- who many people felt was too uppity -- opened a little shop in Catalpa, Tennessee. Among its ribbons and laces Bird grew to womanhood."