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The healing: a novel

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"Compelling, tragic, comic, tender and mystical... Combines the historical significance of Kathryn Stockett's The Help with the wisdom of Toni Morrison's Beloved ." -- Minneapolis Star Tribune Rich in mood and atmosphere, The Healing is a warmhearted novel about the unbreakable bonds between three generations of female healers and their power to restore the body, the spirit, and the soul. In Antebellum Mississippi, Granada Satterfield has the mixed fortune to be born on the same day that her plantation mistress's daughter, Becky, dies of cholera. Believing that the newborn possesses some of her daughter's spirit, the Mistress Amanda adopts Granada, dolling her up in Becky's dresses and giving her a special place in the family despite her husband's protests. But when The Master brings a woman named Polly Shine to help quell the debilitating plague that is sweeping through the slave quarters, Granada's life changes. For Polly sees something in the young girl, a spark of "The Healing," and a domestic battle of wills begins, one that will bring the two closer but that will ultimately lead to a great tragedy. And seventy-five years later, Granada, still living on the abandoned plantation long after slavery ended, must revive the buried memories before history repeats itself. Inspirational and suspenseful, The Healing is the kind of historical fiction readers can't put down--and can't wait to recommend once they've finished. "A remarkable rite-of-passage novel with an unforgettable character. . . . The Healing transcends any clichés of the genre with its captivating, at times almost lyrical, prose; its firm grasp of history; vivid scenes; and vital, fully realized people, particularly the slaves with their many shades of color and modes of survival." -- The Associated Press

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9780385534673
9780307989383
9780307744562
9780385534680
Reading Level:
UG
Level 5.6, 16 Points
Lexile measure:
850L
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Full title healing
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Last Update 2018-05-22 22:53:33PM
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subject_facet Catatonia -- Fiction, Healing -- Fiction, Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction, Mississippi -- Fiction
title_display The healing : a novel
title_full The Healing, The healing : a novel / Jonathan Odell
title_short The healing :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet African American Fiction, Catatonia, Fiction, Healing, Historical Fiction, Loss (Psychology)