The Orphan Mother

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Author: Robert Hicks
Reason for Suggesting Book: Of course, I read Robert Hicks, Widow of the South. I found his third book, The Orphan Mother to be my favorite! I loved his character development of Moriah, Carrie McGavock’s slave.

An epic account of one remarkable woman’s quest for justice from the New York Timesbestselling author of The Widow of the South and A Separate Country.

Category: Fiction, Robert Hicks
Attributes: First Edition, Hardcover, Paperback, Signed

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).

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The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks
A Separate Country by Robert Hicks