The Kitchen House

The Kitchen House

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By (author) Kathleen Grissom


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  • Publisher: Large Print Press
  • Format: Paperback | 625 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 208mm x 30mm | 590g
  • Publication date: 15 February 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Detroit, MI
  • ISBN 10: 1410444627
  • ISBN 13: 9781410444622
  • Edition: Large type / large print
  • Edition statement: large type edition
  • Sales rank: 1,446,880

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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. Placed with the slaves in the kitchen house under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her new adopted family, even though she is forever set apart from them by her white skin. As Lavinia is slowly accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles an opium addiction, she finds herself perilously straddling two very different worlds. When Lavinia marries the master's troubled son and takes on the role of mistress, loyalties are brought into question, dangerous truths are laid bare and lives are put at risk. The Kitchen House is a tragic story of page-turning suspense, exploring the meaning of family, where love and loyalty prevail..

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"Kathleen Grissom peers into the plantation romance through the eyes of a white indentured servant inhabiting the limbo land between slavery and freedom, providing a tale that provokes new empathy for all working and longing in "The Kitchen House"." --Alice Randall, Author of "The Wind Done Gone" and "Rebel Yell"