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  • The Kitchen House: A Novel | Kathleen Grissom

    The Kitchen House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Kathleen Grissom
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    DBD says: "A must read! "
  • 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
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    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.

    Dawn says: "Painfully insipid. Couldn't finish."
  • The Kitchen House | Kathleen Grissom

    The Kitchen House

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Kathleen Grissom
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
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    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....

    Amazon Customer says: "gripping!"
  • La colline aux esclaves | Kathleen Grissom

    La colline aux esclaves

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Kathleen Grissom
    • Narrated By Nathalie Spitzer
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    États-Unis, 1791. Lavinia, jeune orpheline irlandaise, se retrouve domestique dans une plantation de tabac. Placée avec les esclaves noirs de la cuisine, sous la protection de Belle, la fille illégitime du maître, elle grandit dans la tendresse de cette nouvelle famille. Cependant, Lavinia ne peut faire oublier la blancheur de sa peau : elle pénètre peu à peu dans l'univers de la grande maison et côtoie deux mondes que tout oppose. Jusqu'au jour où une histoire d'amour fait tout basculer.

  • Les larmes de la liberté | Kathleen Grissom

    Les larmes de la liberté

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Kathleen Grissom
    • Narrated By Olivier Chauvel
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    En 1810, James Pyke, 13 ans, fils d'un planteur et d'une esclave, fuit sa Virginie natale. Vingt ans plus tard, le jeune homme, qui a toujours caché le secret de ses origines, a intégré la haute société de Philadelphie et vit une passion avec une ravissante aristocrate, Caroline. Mais celle-ci tombe enceinte et, rapidement, son père menace James. C'est alors que Pan, serviteur et petit protégé du jeune homme, est enlevé et vendu comme esclave en Caroline.

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