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Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray: A Novel

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"A general's wife and a slave girl forge a friendship that transcends race, culture, and the crucible of Civil War. Mary Anna Custis Lee is a great-granddaughter of Martha Washington, wife of Confederate General Robert E Lee, and heiress to Virginia's storied Arlington house and General Washington's personal belongings. Born in bondage at Arlington, Selina Norris Gray learns to read and write in the schoolroom Mary and her mother keep for the slave children, and eventually becomes Mary's housekeeper and confidante. As Mary's health declines, Selina becomes her personal maid, strengthening a bond that lasts until death parts them. Forced to flee Arlington at the start of the Civil War, Mary entrusts the keys to her beloved home to no one but Selina. When Union troops begin looting the house, it is Selina who confronts their commander and saves many of its historic treasures. In a story spanning crude slave quarters, sunny schoolrooms, stately wedding parlors, and cramped birthing rooms, novelist Dorothy Love amplifies the astonishing true-life account of an extraordinary alliance and casts fresh light on the tumultuous years leading up to and through the wrenching battle for a nation's soul. A classic American tale, Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray is the first novel to chronicle this beautiful fifty-year friendship forged at the crossroads of America's journey from enslavement to emancipation"--
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subject_facetAfrican American women -- Fiction
Biographical fiction
Electronic books
Female friendship -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Lee, Mary Randolph Custis, -- 1807-1873 -- Fiction
Slaves -- United States -- Fiction
United States -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction
title_displayMrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray
title_fullMrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray / Dorothy Love
Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray A Novel
Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray [electronic resource] / Dorothy Love
title_shortMrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray
title_subA Novel
topic_facetAfrican American women
Electronic books
Female friendship
Fiction
Historical Fiction
History
Lee, Mary Randolph Custis
Slaves