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The Kitchen House
The Kitchen House
Author: Kathleen Grissom
 When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family. — Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and ...  more
ISBN-13: 9781615238941
ISBN-10: 1615238948
Publication Date: 2/2/2010
Pages: 368
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Publisher: Touchstone Bookclub Edition
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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This is an amazing, touching story. This author was able to create characters that you fell in love with. On each page you felt what they were feeling and lived the story with them. This historical novel is not a story you will soon forget. There were parts that were hard to read, parts where you wanted to cry, and parts that touched your heart. This book is well worth reading!
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This is a disturbing but riveting book that provides a unique perspective on the relationship between white indentured servants and black slaves, while also highlighting the cruelties and horrors of slavery. It also shows how one's sense of family crosses color lines -- and what an impossible situation that is in late 18th c. Virginia. In general, I thought the book was excellent -- well worth reading, but be prepared for heartbreak and despair.
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What an amazing story! Author to watch for. :)

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A reminder that family are the people who care for you, regardless of race or station in life.
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One of the best books that I've read in a very long time. I think that it was even better than "The Help".

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