The Orphan Mother: A Novel by Robert Hicks

By Robert Hicks

An epic account of 1 outstanding woman's quest for justice from the New York Times bestselling writer of The Widow of the South and A Separate Country.

In the years following the Civil battle, Mariah Reddick, former slave to Carrie McGavock--the "Widow of the South"--has quietly equipped a brand new existence for herself as a midwife to the ladies of Franklin, Tennessee. but if her bold, politically minded grown son, Theopolis, is murdered, Mariah--no stranger to loss--finds her global once again breaking up. How may perhaps this take place? Who sought after him dead?
Mariah's trip to discover the reality leads her to unforeseen people--including George Tole, a up to date arrival to city, fleeing a tricky prior of his own--and forces her to confront the truths of her personal earlier. Brimming with the vibrant prose and historic examine that has received Robert Hicks attractiveness as a "master storyteller" (San Francisco Chronicle).

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