Monday, June 11, 2012
Book Review: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
I did enjoy this book.
It was fairly well written . . . by a Canadian author.
I get it that the main theme of the book was the enslavement of all the women, no matter what their position -- the wife, the house slaves, the little indentured servant and the field slaves.
Some of it was a little weird and melodramatic.
I did come to love some of the characters, especially Mama Mae, Belle and Lavinia. I think it was an interesting device to have the story told in two different voices and I appreciated the author's ability to show the same events through two very different sets of eyes. I believe that is my favourite part of this novel.
So I don't give it a 10 . . . but it is definitely an interesting read.