I have wanted to read Bring the Jubilee for a long time. This is an alternative history novel, where the South won the American civil war. It was interesting to read about how New York would have been, if the South had won. According the book, the North would have been very poor and there would have been racial problems.
Also there was some philosophy at the beginning of the book about free will. I had not thought about it before in the context of time travel changing future events.
At the end of the novel there is some time travel business and the future changes.