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  • The Kitchen House: A Novel | Kathleen Grissom

    The Kitchen House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kathleen Grissom
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (9997)
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    (7670)
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    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.

    AB says: "This is a must!"
  • Glory over Everything: Beyond the Kitchen House | Kathleen Grissom

    Glory over Everything: Beyond the Kitchen House

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Kathleen Grissom
    • Narrated By Santino Fontana, Heather Alicia Simms, Madeleine Maby, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1012)
    Performance
    (935)
    Story
    (935)

    This new standalone novel opens in 1830, and Jamie, who fled from the Virginian plantation he once called home, is passing in Philadelphia society as a wealthy white silversmith. After many years of striving, Jamie has achieved acclaim and security, only to discover that his aristocratic lover, Caroline, is pregnant. Before he can reveal his real identity to her, he learns that his beloved servant, Pan, has been captured and sold into slavery in the South.

    M. Ryder says: "Worth Reading But Kitchen House Is Better"
  • The Kitchen House | Kathleen Grissom

    The Kitchen House

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Kathleen Grissom
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
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    (11)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    In 1791 when seven-year-old Irish orphan Lavinia is transported to Virginia to work in the kitchen of a wealthy plantation owner, she is absorbed into the life of the kitchen house and becomes part of the family of black slaves whose fates are tied to the plantation. But Lavinia’s skin will always set her apart, whether she wishes it or not. And as she grows older, she will be torn between the life that awaits her as a white woman and the people she knows as kin....

    Rachel says: "A must listen"
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