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The kitchen house

Author: Kathleen Grissom
Publisher: New York : Touchstone Books, [2010]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Touchstone trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"In 1790, Lavinia, a seven-year-old Irish orphan with no memory of her past, arrives on a tobacco plantation where she is put to work as an indentured servant with the kitchen house slaves. Though she becomes deeply bonded to her new family, Lavinia is also slowly accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction. As time passes she finds herself perilously  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Novels
Historical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Grissom
ISBN: 9781439153666 1439153663 9781439160121 1439160120 9781615238941 1615238948 9781476790145 1476790140 9780857521590 0857521594
OCLC Number: 319955280
Description: 368 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Kathleen Grissom.

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`How are they not the same?'1791: When seven-year-old Irish orphan Lavinia is transported to Virginia to work in the kitchen of a wealthy plantation owner, she is absorbed into the life of the  Read more...

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"I recommend the novel THE KITCHEN HOUSE by Kathleen Grissom. This novel, like THE HELP, does important work: it factors in the experience not only of African-Americans under enslavement, but of Read more...

 
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