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The keepers of the house / Shirley Ann Grau.

Grau, Shirley Ann. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch AWARD PUL 1965 (Text) 39391006756983 Award - Fic Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1400030749
  • ISBN: 9781400030743
  • Physical Description: 309 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2003.

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General Note: Originally published: United States : Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, in 1964"--Title page verso.
Formatted Contents Note: Abigail -- William -- Margaret -- Abigail -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.: Entrenched on the same land since the early 1800s, the Howlands have, for seven generations, been pillars of their southern community. Extraordinary family lore has been passed down to Abigail Howland, but not all of it. When shocking facts come to light about her late grandfather William's relationship with Margaret Carmichael, a black housekeeper, the community is outraged, and quickly gathers to vent its fury on Abigail. Alone in the house the Howlands built, she is at once shaken by those who have betrayed her, and determined to punish the town that has persecuted her and her kin. Morally intricate, graceful, and suspenseful, The Keepers of the House has become a modern classic.
Awards Note: Pulitzer Prize, 1965
Subject: Mississippi > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
Race relations > Fiction.
Interracial marriage > Fiction.
Plantation life > Fiction.

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