By Jonathan Odell
"Compelling, tragic, comedian, delicate and mystical... Combines the historic importance of Kathryn Stockett's The Help with the knowledge of Toni Morrison's Beloved." --Minneapolis megastar Tribune
Rich in temper and surroundings, The Healing is a warmhearted novel concerning the unbreakable bonds among 3 generations of lady healers and their strength to revive the physique, the spirit, and the soul.
In Antebellum Mississippi, Granada Satterfield has the combined fortune to be born at the comparable day that her plantation mistress's daughter, Becky, dies of cholera. Believing that the baby possesses a few of her daughter's spirit, the Mistress Amanda adopts Granada, dolling her up in Becky's clothes and giving her a distinct position within the family members regardless of her husband's protests. but if The grasp brings a girl named Polly Shine to aid quell the debilitating plague that's sweeping in the course of the slave quarters, Granada's lifestyles alterations. For Polly sees whatever within the younger lady, a spark of "The Healing," and a family conflict of wills starts off, person who will convey the 2 nearer yet that might eventually bring about an exceptional tragedy. And seventy-five years later, Granada, nonetheless dwelling at the deserted plantation lengthy after slavery ended, needs to revive the buried thoughts sooner than heritage repeats itself.
Inspirational and suspenseful, The Healing is the type of historic fiction readers can't placed down--and can't wait to suggest as soon as they've finished.
"A amazing rite-of-passage novel with an unforgettable personality. . . . The therapeutic transcends any clichés of the style with its attractive, now and then virtually lyrical, prose; its company grab of historical past; bright scenes; and important, totally learned humans, quite the slaves with their many colors of colour and modes of survival." --The linked Press
From the Hardcover edition.