Lavinia, a seven-year-old Irish orphan with no memory of her past, arrives on a tobacco plantation where she is put to work as an indentured servant. Placed with the slaves in The Kitchen House under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her new adopted family, even though she is forever set apart from them by her white skin. As Lavinia is slowly accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles an opium addiction, she finds herself perilously straddling two very different worlds.
Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Kathleen Grissom now lives in south-side Virginia, where she and her husband live in the plantation tavern they renovated. The Kitchen House is her first novel.
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