The Kitchen House (Paperback)

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    In 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 master’s 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 master’s 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, Grissom’s debut novel unfolds in a heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful story of class, race, dignity, deep-buried secrets, and familial bonds.

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    ISBN 9781439153666
    Genre FICTION / Historical
    Format Paperback
    Pages 368
    Publisher Date 2010-02-02 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Touchstone Books
    Copyright Year 2010
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.68 lb
    Language English
    Edition Number 1
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Grissom, Kathleen
    Country of Origin United States

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      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.

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