bookspacePhoto of readermy comments
 home > bookspace > my comments > comment: the healing : a novel /
Subscribe via RSS 
The healing : a novel
Jonathan Odell
Adult Fiction ODELL

Comments  Summary  Excerpt  Reviews  Author Notes

What other readers are saying about this title:
Beth55423 said:
A must read for lovers of historical fiction. *****
posted May 23, 2012 at 6:26PM
Avatar for Brookdale Library Staff Brookdale Library Staff said:
Great story that taught me something about life as a slave on a southern plantation. This story was about a young girl and her apprenticeship with a healer, who used plants and wisdom passed down from her ancestors. An amazing story of the strength of family bonds that supersedes the hardships of life. Julie
posted Feb 11, 2013 at 5:25PM
Susan L. said:
Polly Shine is a strong, charismatic slave healer on a plantation in the pre-Civil War South who takes a reluctant girl named Granada in her care. Years later, Granada remembers how Polly taught her to heal others when she finds herself in charge of a motherless girl. This novel is beautiful written and inspired by true-life events.
posted Apr 10, 2013 at 7:21PM
Question about returns, requests or other account details?
 Add a Comment
Submission Guidelines

Find this title in the Library Catalog
Find this title in the Library Catalog


related book lists

more titles about

main characters Amanda Satterfield
Female
Married
Addicted to opium; grieving over the death of her daughter she took a newborn slave child and claimed her as her own.

Granada
Female
African American
Former slave; taken in as an infant by Amanda after the death of her own daughter; sent away from the plantation after the arrival of Polly; became an apprentice to Polly at her four-room hospital.
Midwife

Polly Shine
Female
African American
Purchased by Amanda's husband to treat the slaves on his plantation.
Healer



recent comments
hcl mobile app
hclib
mobile
app
Facebook Twitter Tumblr YouTube Vimeo Flickr Federal Depository Library Federal
Depository
Library
Hennepin County Government Hennepin
County
Government
© 2014  Hennepin County Library12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305 Comments and Feedback    |    RSS