The Kitchen House: A Novel -- was just reading an article in the WSJ about this book. The author (from Virginia, where I live!) wrote it two years ago and then worked very hard to draw attention to it, with great success. Sounds interesting. Worth Reading, Book Club Book, Book Worth, Kitchens House, Favorite Book, Good Book, Historical Fiction, Bookclub, Kathleen Grissom
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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. Highly recommend this book.