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  • Bibliography:
    10 Books
  • First Book:
    June 1985
  • Latest Book:
    October 2014
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About the Author

Donald McCaig lives in Western Virginia, and is the author of several well-reviewed novels of the American Civil War, including, Jacob's Ladder, which was hailed as 'the best civil war novel ever written' by the Virginia Quarterly and as 'a gentle, compelling story' by the Washington Post. It won the Michael Shaara Award for Civil War Fiction and the Library of Virginia Award for Fiction.

Book List in Order: 10 titles

  • “Nop’s Trials held me in fascinated suspense to the last page. It is poignant, authentic, and beautiful. This story of a man’s dedication to his dog is as gripping as any thriller.”—James Herriot “An adult novel fo...

  • A young widow travels the competition circuit with her border collie in this novel by the author of Nop’s Trials, “a great writer” (James Herriot). After her husband and daughter are killed in a car accident, Penny Burkeholder leave...

  • Winner of the Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction A civil war saga that resonates with the bitter glory and human shame of the Confederacy.Jacob’s Ladder is a Civil War epic, a love story that pits the indomitable longing of th...

  • A saga of post-Civil War America, from the defeat of the Confederacy to the Battle of Little Bighorn. Canaan fills a vast canvas stretching north, south, and west from Appomattox. Its points of reference are Richmond in the throes of Reconstructio...

  • Through the storytelling mastery of award-winning writer Donald McCaig, the life and times of the dashing Rhett Butler unfolds. Through Rhett's eyes we meet the people who shaped his larger than life personality as it sprang from Margaret Mitchell's ...

  • Before Tara, before Ellen and Scarlett, before the war that would divide a nation ... she was Ruth. This is her story. Set against the backdrop of the American South from the 1820s until the dawn of the Civil War, Ruth's Journey sweeps from the is...

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Donald McCaig has published 10 books.

Donald McCaig does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Ruth's Journey, was published in October 2014.

The first book by Donald McCaig, Nop's Trials, was published in June 1985.

No. Donald McCaig does not write books in series.