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The kitchen house
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NoveList Series:
Kitchen house volume 1.
Published:
New York : Touchstone Books, c2010.
Physical Desc:
368 pages ; 21 cm
Status:
Pocket-Greenhaven
FICTION Grissom, K.
Description
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 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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Language:
English
ISBN:
1439153663, 9781439153666, 9781476790145
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APA Citation (style guide)

Grissom, K. (2010). The kitchen house. New York, Touchstone Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Grissom, Kathleen. 2010. The Kitchen House. New York, Touchstone Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Grissom, Kathleen, The Kitchen House. New York, Touchstone Books, 2010.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Grissom, Kathleen. The Kitchen House. New York, Touchstone Books, 2010.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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