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The keepers of the house. [BOOK CLUB KIT] / Shirley Ann Grau

Grau, Shirley Ann. (Author).


"Seven generations of the Howland family have lived in the Alabama plantation home built by an ancestor who fought for Andrew Jackson in the War of 1812. Over the course of a century, the Howlands accumulated a fortune, fought for secession, and helped rebuild the South, establishing themselves as one of the most respected families in the state. But that history means little to Abigail Howland. The inheritor of the Howland manse, Abigail hides the long-buried secret of her grandfather’s thirty-year relationship with his African American mistress. Her fortunes reverse when her family’s mixed-race heritage comes to light and her community—locked in the prejudices of the 1960s—turns its back on her. Faced with such deep-seated racism, Abigail is pushed to defend her family at all costs."-Amazon

Record details

  • Physical Description: 309 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Vintage Books : New York ; 1992.

Content descriptions

General Note:
This is a BOOK CLUB KIT with _9___ copies.
Subject: African Americans > Fiction.
Race relations > Fiction.
Interracial marriage > Fiction.
Plantation life > Fiction.
African Americans > Mississippi > Fiction.
Families > Mississippi > Fiction.
Mississippi > Fiction.
Mississippi > Race relations > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Madison County Public Library.


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