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Charleston follows the lives, loves, and shifting fortunes of the Bells—saints and evil-doers mingled in one unforgettable family—from the American Revolution through the turbulent antebellum years to the Civil War and the savage defeat of the Confederacy. Delving into our country’s history as only he can, Jakes paints a powerful portrait of the Charleston aristocracy who zealously guarded their privilege and position, harboring dark family secrets that threatened to destroy them all. Sweeping from the bitterly divided Carolina frontier of the 1770s through the tragic destruction of the city during the Civil War, Charleston represents America’s premier storyteller at his very best. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “A great read...a family intrigue that stretches across sweeping historical events.”

    Charleston Post and Courier

  • “A memorable and realistic multigenerational epic.”

    Barnes & Noble editorial review

  • “Packed with fascinating characters, accurate period detail, and absorbing accounts of historic events, his latest novel will be another commercial triumph. [A] massive, sweeping yarn...Jakes is in tip-top shape here, and fans will enjoy the large cast of compelling characters.” 


  • “The authors pleasure in this many-voiced hymn to his home state of twenty-five years comes through strongly: popular historical fiction at its most readable.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jan | 4/2/2011

    " A sweeping view of the times before the Revolutionary War, through the Civil War and after from the Charleston, SC point of view. A quick read eve though more than 500 pages. It's a great way to get a bit of education through family stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dick | 1/24/2011

    " Follows fictional families from the Revolution through the Civil War in Charleston SC. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kathi | 1/10/2011

    " Too much history not enough story. :-( "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ayelet | 12/28/2010

    " The premise is good but I think he has run out of creative ideas. Being pushed into a river and eaten by an alligator? Seriously? "

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