Plantation mistress Amanda Satterfield’s intense grief over losing her daughter crosses the line into madness when she takes a newborn slave child as her own and names her Granada. Troubled by his wife’s disturbing mental state and concerned about a mysterious plague sweeping through the slave population, Master Satterfield purchases Polly Shine, a slave woman known as a healer who immediately senses a spark of the same gift in Granada. Soon a battle of wills begins, leading to tragedy. Rich in mood and atmosphere, The healing is a powerful, warmhearted novel about unbreakable bonds and the power of story to heal. Jonathan Odell is the author of the acclaimed novel The View from Delphi, and his short stories and essays have appeared in numerous collections. He spent his business career as a leadership coach to Fortune 500 companies and currently resides in Minnesota.
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