The Letters Speak, and Take You...
with Fanny and Ellen, each of whom takes different paths at a critical juncture in the country's history, just before the Civil War…you’ll feel the pain of their separation, and the strength of their love for one another.
with Ellen, who marries a scion of a plantation family…you’ll experience the hardship and heartbreak she suffered.
with Fanny, who remains unmarried in New York…you’ll cheer her on as she supports her sister throughout.
to a family divided, North and South; you’ll feel the impact of the Civil War on ordinary lives.
with the family whose love overrides regional, political and cultural differences to become a sustaining force.
to Louisiana, where you see the South's plantations as a failed economic model after the Civil War and Reconstruction, and the effects on a family that had relied upon that economy.
to the devastation and loss wrought by war, mental illness and premature death…you’ll experience the will to persevere.
to the natural resolution provided by the reuniting of the sisters later in life, for the rest of their lives, with Ellen’s children carrying on.