The Orphan MotherLarge Print - 2016
An epic account of one remarkable woman's quest for justice from the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow of the South and A Separate Country. In the years following the Civil War, Mariah Reddick, former slave to Carrie McGavock--the "Widow of the South"--has quietly built a new life for herself as a midwife to the women of Franklin, Tennessee. But when her ambitious, politically minded grown son, Theopolis, is murdered, Mariah--no stranger to loss--finds her world once more breaking apart. How could this happen? Who wanted him dead? Mariah's journey to uncover the truth leads her to unexpected people--including George Tole, a recent arrival to town, fleeing a difficult past of his own--and forces her to confront the truths of her own past.
Publisher: New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, 2016
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: FICTION Hic
Description: 467 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
From Library Staff
In the days after the Civil War, Mariah, a midwife and former slave, must navigate the treacherous passage of Reconstruction with what remains of her family.