Ruth's Journey: The Authorized Novel of Mammy from Margaret by MCCAIG, DONALD
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Product Type : FICTION
Vendor : SSTR
SKU : 9781451643541
CONDITION : Brand New Book
Pages: 400 pages
Release Date: 2015-08-04
Exquisitely imagined, deeply researched, Donald McCaig's Ruth's Journeybrings to the foreground the most enigmatic and fascinating figure in Gone with the Wind. This is a brave work of literary empathy by a writer at the height of his powers, who demonstrates a magisterial understanding of the period, its clashing cultures, and its heartbreaking crises (Geraldine Brooks, author of March). Her story began with a miracle. On the Caribbean island of Saint Domingue, an island consumed by the flames of revolution, a senseless attack leaves only one survivor-an infant girl. She falls into the hands of two French emigres, Henri and Solange Fournier, who take the beautiful child they call Ruth to the bustling American city of Savannah. What follows is the sweeping tale of Ruth's life as shaped by her strong-willed mistress and other larger-than-life personalities she encounters in the South: Jehu Glen, a free black man with whom Ruth falls madly in love; the shabbily genteel family that first hires Ruth as Ma
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