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    • ISBN:9780446581769
    • Publication date:29 Sep 2016

The Orphan Mother

By Robert Hicks

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Now in paperback, the epic tale 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.

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. Brimming with the vivid prose and historical research that has won Robert Hicks recognition as a "master storyteller" (San Francisco Chronicle).

Biographical Notes

Robert Hicks is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Widow of the South and A Separate Country. He lives in Tennessee.

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  • ISBN: 9780446581677
  • Publication date: 28 Sep 2017
  • Page count: 336
  • Imprint: Grand Central Publishing
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