The Healing

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Nov 13, 2012 - Fiction - 340 pages
15 Reviews

Plantation mistressAmanda Satterfield’sintense grief over losing her daughter crosses the line into madness when she takes a newborn slave child as her own and names herGranada. Troubled by his wife’s disturbing mental state and concerned about a mysterious plague that is sweeping through the plantation’s slave quarters,Master SatterfieldpurchasesPolly Shine,a slave woman known as a healer who immediately senses a spark of the same gift in Granada. Soon, a domestic battle of wills begins, leading to a tragedy that weaves together three generations of strong Southern women.

Rich in mood and atmosphere,The Healingis a powerful, warmhearted novel about unbreakable bonds and the power of story to heal.

 

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User Review  - joeydag - LibraryThing

Very moving story about race, freedom, and healing. The author creates a great frame for telling stories from the Mississippi Delta about a legendary healer on a plantation and her impact on a child ... Read full review

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User Review  - tloeffler - LibraryThing

Gran Gran Satterfield is visited by Lucy, a dying woman and her daughter Violet. After Lucy dies, Violet is mute, but when she discovers the clay models Gran Gran has created of her friends and fellow ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
22
Section 2
38
Section 3
50
Section 4
52
Section 5
58
Section 6
74
Section 7
98
Section 8
100
Section 16
202
Section 17
254
Section 18
270
Section 19
276
Section 20
286
Section 21
292
Section 22
304
Section 23
306

Section 9
134
Section 10
144
Section 11
146
Section 12
154
Section 13
162
Section 14
172
Section 15
182
Section 24
314
Section 25
316
Section 26
322
Section 27
326
Section 28
331
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About the author (2012)

JONATHAN ODELL is the author of the acclaimed novel The View from Delphi, which deals with the struggle for equality in pre-civil rights Mississippi, his home state. His short stories and essays have appeared in numerous collections. He spent his business career as a leadership coach to Fortune 500 companies and currently resides in Minnesota.

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