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The Resource The kitchen house, Kathleen Grissom

The kitchen house, Kathleen Grissom

Label
The kitchen house
Title
The kitchen house
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen Grissom
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction. Lavinia finds herself perilously straddling two very different worlds. When she is forced to make a choice, 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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Summary
Relates the story of seven-year-old Lavinia who is orphaned while on a ship from Ireland and ends up working as an indentured servant on a tobacco plantation
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
338816
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grissom, Kathleen
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
Series statement
Kitchen house
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plantation life
  • Slaves
  • Indentured servants
  • Southern States
Target audience
adult
Label
The kitchen house, Kathleen Grissom
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000050660155
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
388 p.
Isbn
9780857521590
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)819519999
Label
The kitchen house, Kathleen Grissom
Publication
Control code
000050660155
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
388 p.
Isbn
9780857521590
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)819519999

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