The Roanoke County Public Library announced that author Kathleen Grissom will discuss her new book, The Kitchen House, at the HQ/419 Library, 3131 Electric Road, S.W., on Tuesday evening, March 16 at 7:00 pm. Grissom will be the featured speaker in the Friends of the Library author series, “Virginia Voices” for March. This event which includes book talk, book signing and reception is open to the public at no cost.
When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family. The Kitchen House is a tragic story of page-turning suspense, exploring the meaning of family, where love and loyalty prevail.
Here is what some of the reviewers are saying about Grissom’s book, “[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. Also, “a gripping tale of the South during the days of slavery…Kathleen Grissom’s first novel explores the well-known side of the dark world of slavery as well as the not-so-well-known world of white slavery, or indentured servitude. The book is written in a manner that is fast paced and action packed, making it difficult to put down.” – Bookreporter.com
Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Kathleen Grissom is now happily rooted in south-side Virginia, where she and her husband live in the plantation tavern they renovated. The Kitchen House is her first novel. You can visit her website at www.kathleengrissom.com.
Submitted by Michael Meise