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August Book Club- "The Kitchen House" by Kathleen Grissom

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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  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent

    August 25, 2013

  • Samantha A.

    Had fun! Loved this book.

    August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to change my rsvp so late, but my babysitter just fell thru! Loved the book & look forward to next month.

    August 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry I can't make it, I'll be out of town on vacation.

    August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to my first meeting!

    August 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be my first meet-up with this group -looking forward to meeting everyone!
    LaQuietta

    July 28, 2013

  • Susan S.

    Unfortunately I will be out of town.

    July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I read this book already and loved it. Can't make it for an evening bookclub, but enjoy!

    July 6, 2013

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