Coverart for item
The Resource The kitchen house : A Novel., Kathleen Grissom, (electronic resource)

The kitchen house : A Novel., Kathleen Grissom, (electronic resource)

Label
The kitchen house : A Novel.
Title
The kitchen house
Title remainder
A Novel.
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen Grissom
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this gripping New York Times bestseller, Kathleen Grissom brings to life a thriving plantation in Virginia in the decades before the Civil War, where a dark secret threatens to expose the best and worst in everyone tied to the estate.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
Member of
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
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grissom, Kathleen
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Kitchen house
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The kitchen house : A Novel., Kathleen Grissom, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100279&titleID=306732
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781439160121
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
02214A8E-FB25-4B55-8451-9F6460AC53F6
Label
The kitchen house : A Novel., Kathleen Grissom, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100279&titleID=306732
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781439160121
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
02214A8E-FB25-4B55-8451-9F6460AC53F6

Library Locations

    • Central LibraryBorrow it
      85 Literary Lane, Newnan, GA, 30265, US
      33.38561 -84.669793

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...