by Lynda Durrant
Jennie Hodgers lived in a time before women were allowed to work, or even wear pants, so when she insisted on doing both, she was an outcast. She pretended to be a man first as a shepherd in Ireland, then as an immigrant farmhand in American, and finally as a Union soldier in the Civil War. Jennie struggled to keep her identity a secret since there was no way for her to be free and independent as a woman. Based on a true story, this historical novel explores issues of self-identity in a unique way.