Dennis McFarland

Dennis McFarland is the bestselling author of The Music RoomSchool for the Blind and A Face At The Window. His fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories and The New Yorker. He lives with his family in Massachusetts.

Dennis McFarland

Books by Dennis McFarland

by Dennis McFarland - Historical Fiction

In winter 1864, 19-year-old Summerfield Hayes leaves Brooklyn and his schoolteacher sister (for whom he harbors perhaps untoward feelings) and signs up to fight. Devastated by the slaughter and temporarily deafened by an exploding shell, he finds himself deserted by his comrades during the Wilderness Campaign, then battling his own suspicious captain at a military hospital in Washington. Fortunately, Walt Whitman, a daily visitor, becomes his advocate.