The Kitchen House
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    The Kitchen House | Kathleen Grissom

    The Kitchen House

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    • By Kathleen Grissom
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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....

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    Reviewed on 29 July 2015 by Rachel (Fitzroy, Australia)
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    The Kitchen House: A Novel | Kathleen Grissom

    The Kitchen House: A Novel

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    • By Kathleen Grissom
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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.

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