It had a lot of twists and turns in it and was so touching....
The Kitchen House (Paperback)
ITEM#: 12109580In this gripping New York Times bestseller, Kathleen Grissom brings to life a thriving plantation in Virginia in the decades before the Civil War, where a dark secret threatens to expose the best and worst in everyone tied to the estate.
Orphaned during her passage from Ireland, young, white Lavinia arrives on the steps of the kitchen house and is placed, as an indentured servant, under the care of Belle, the masters illegitimate slave daughter. Lavinia learns to cook, clean, and serve food, while guided by the quiet strength and love of her new family.
In time, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, caring for the masters opium-addicted wife and befriending his dangerous yet protective son. She attempts to straddle the worlds of the kitchen and big house, but her skin color will forever set her apart from Belle and the other slaves.
Through the unique eyes of Lavinia and Belle, Grissoms debut novel unfolds in a heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful story of class, race, dignity, deep-buried secrets, and familial bonds.
|Genre||FICTION / Historical|
|Publisher Date||2010-02-02 00:00:00.0|
|Unit weight||0.68 lb|
|Country of Origin||United States|
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This book was not only a very good read but so informative about a time period of life that we will never experience.Read More
The book was wonderful - I highly recommend it - especially if you enjoyed The Help and The Secret Life of Bees. However, the shipping service was ridiculously slow. I had wanted this book for a book club, but it did not arrive in time, even though I ordered it well in advance. The book was shipped via the US Postal Service.Read More
Very happy with the condition of the book and the story itself is wonderful. Highly recommendRead More
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