The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
My review: 4 of 5 stars
WARNING: This book will make you angry and sad. With a heart-pounding beginning, fast-pace and intense suspense, The Kitchen House is a compelling but difficult read. Everything that happened in this story is heartbreaking. I struggled through the sadness, pain and tragedy of it all. This novel is an unrepentant, unflinching story about slavery, race, class and human anguish. That said, it is a favorite among book clubs and would make for great discussions. Highly recommended for fans of historical fiction. Just keep the tissues handy as well as something to punch.
“I don’t see nothing but trouble coming every way I look” (p. 122).
“When I slept, I often dreamed that I was on a ship. I would wake, my heart pounding from fear of the next wave, the one that would wash away all that was familiar” (p. 180).