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The housemaid's daughter / Barbara Mutch.

Mutch, Barbara.(Author).

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  • 27 of 27 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville F MUTCH B. (Text) 34706001400318 Adult Fiction Available -
Coatesville-Clay Twp PL - Coatesville F MUTCH (Text) 78321000023004 Adult Fiction Available -
Flora-Monroe Twp PL - Flora FIC MUT (Text) 50825010640125 Fiction Available -
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Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg FIC MUTCH (Text) 32826012003075 Adult Fiction Available -
Hamilton North PL - Cicero Main Branch FIC.c Mutch, Barbara (Text) 78294000248330 Adult Fiction Available -
Jennings Co PL - North Vernon FIC MUT (Text) 30653001386150 Adult Fiction Available -
Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch HISTORICAL MUTCH (Text) 37516002003955 Adult Print--Historical Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250016300
  • ISBN: 1250016304
  • Physical Description: 401 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.

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General Note:
Originally published as: Karoo plainsong. Leicester [England] : Matador, 2010.
Summary, etc.:
"When Cathleen Harrington leaves her home in Ireland in 1919 to travel to South Africa, she knows that she does not love the man she is to marry there --her fiance Edward, whom she has not seen for five years. Isolated and estranged in a small town in the harsh Karoo desert, her only real companions are her diary and her housemaid, and later the housemaid's daughter, Ada. When Ada is born, Cathleen recognizes in her someone she can love and respond to in a way that she cannot with her own family. Under Cathleen's tutelage, Ada grows into an accomplished pianist and a reader who cannot resist turning the pages of the diary, discovering the secrets Cathleen sought to hide. As they grow closer, Ada sees new possibilities in front of her--a new horizon. But in one night, everything changes, and Cathleen comes home from a trip to find that Ada has disappeared, scorned by her own community. Cathleen must make a choice: should she conform to society, or search for the girl who has become closer to her than her own daughter? Set against the backdrop of a beautiful, yet divided land, The Housemaid's Daughter is a startling and thought-provoking novel that intricately portrays the drama and heartbreak of two women who rise above cruelty to find love, hope, and redemption"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Women pioneers > Fiction.
Apartheid > Fiction.
South Africa > History > 1909-1961 > Fiction.
South Africa > Social conditions > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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