Charles Frazier lives in North Carolina, where Cold Mountain, his first novel, is set, and where he and his wife have been developing a horse farm for the last five years. He has taught in universities, written travel books and had one short story published. Cold Mountain is based on stories of his ancestors' experiences during the Civil War, handed down through the generations.
Genres: Historical, Literary Fiction
Charles Frazier recommends
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To Catch the Lightning (2008)
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Land of Enchantment (2015)
"A beautifully written, dizzingly knowledgeable examination of the intersection between art and life. It is the best novel I've read in the past year."
(Darktown, book 1)
"Fine Southern storytelling meets hard-boiledcrime in a tale that connects an overlooked chapter of history to our owncontinuing struggles with race today."
The Hidden Light of Northern Fires (2017)
"Splendid - a distinctive clear-eyed perspective on a fresh corner of the Civil War."
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Even As We Breathe (2020)
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And the Crows Took Their Eyes (2020)
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