The Kitchen House: A Novel

The Kitchen House: A Novel Author Kathleen Grissom
ISBN-10 1439153663
ISBN-13 9781439153666
Year 2010-02-02
Pages 368
Language English
Publisher Touchstone
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Kathleen Grissom New York Times bestselling author of the highly anticipated Glory Over Everything established herself as a remarkable new talent with The Kitchen House now a contemporary classic In this gripping novel a dark secret threatens to expose the best and worst in everyone tied to the estate at a thriving plantation in Virginia in the decades before the Civil War 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

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