The Kitchen House : The Kitchen House

  • by Kathleen Grissom
  • Narrated by Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
  • Series: The Kitchen House
  • 13 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A New York Times best seller and word-of-mouth phenomenon, this is perfect for book-groups and fans of The Help and The Postmistress.
"You must not become too friendly with them," she said. "They are not the same as us."
"How?" I asked. "How are they not the same?"
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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Excellent a real gem

This is my type of book, easy to follow, tear jerking great human story.
Loved the narration and could not wait to hear more and more.......
Any one recommend more like this?
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- sue

A beautiful and moving story!

I couldn't stop listening to this compelling story brought to life, even more, by the wonderful narrators.

The story was about the lives of slaves, in the 18th Century, working for a wealthy plantation owner in Virginia and how they were treated. It was a roller coaster of emotions and at times made me tearful and ashamed of how white people treated their slaves. It was also full of hope and the importance of family pulling together no matter what life threw at them.

It was a touching story which made me care what happened to the characters and I was so engrossed in the story that time flew by. Many a night I found myself listening far into the wee hours making me a little tired the next day but it was worth it.

I would definitely recommend this book and I put it in my top five!!!?

I have now downloaded the second book by Kathleen Frisson which continues the story of The Kitchen House. and I can't wait to start reading it. I'm sure I'm going to be listening again in the wee hours! What enjoyment!
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- Jenny

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-03-2013
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks