"You will be thrilled by this intimate and surprising story that connects us with an unexpected corner of our history. Kathleen Grissom gives us a new and
unforgettable perspective on slavery and families and human ties in the Old South, exploring the deepest mysteries of the past that help define who we are to this day."
--Robert Morgan, best selling author of Gap Creek
"Kathleen Grissom peers into the plantation romance through the eyes of a white indentured servant
inhabiting the limbo land between slavery and freedom, providing a tale that provokes new empathy for all working and longing in The Kitchen House."
The Kitchen House has been selected as a National Blue Ribbon Choice for BOMC, Literary Guild, Doubleday, Doubleday Large Print, Mystery, Rhapsody, the Lifestyle Clubs, and BOMC2 for March. Blue Ribbon Choices are new authors whose novel is chosen across all clubs as an extraordinary book selection.
“[Grissom’s] debut twists the conventions of the antebellum novel…provides a trove of tension and grit, while the many nefarious doings will keep readers hooked to the twisted, yet hopeful, conclusion.” – Publishers Weekly
“[a] pulse-quickening debut” –Kirkus Reviews