I was so happy to find this book as it reminded me of 'The Help.' Another book about slavery in the South but a twist not in 'The Help' which is a white endentured slave. Again a glimpse in how life was back then for all involved: white children with tutors, tutors with not so good intentions, ranch hands, the black families that worked with the white family and how the black families/slaves cared for their masters and also themselves. Gilimpses of unresolved anger and rage as well as the sweet glimpse of understanding another's pain. If you liked 'The Help' I believe you will like 'The Kitchen House'
What a wonderful story told in several voices. The typical haves vs. haves not and how those with status try to keep the less fortunate down and under their foot. The story's backdrop is during slavery in the South and so many strong, heroic women are central to the story and instrumental to each other. A story where white and black work together against the status quo in order to gain independence and courage over their lives as women. Hooray! Looking for more reads (listens) just like this one :)
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