WOW! One of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Historical fiction in early 19th-century Virginia, on a plantation. We witness the dynamics between the family in the “big house,” the house “servants” (It was so uncouth to use the word “slave”), the field hands, the overseer, and the protagonist, a little white Irish girl whose parents who had indentured themselves to pay for passage to America, then died on the voyage over. She lived somewhere between the worlds of white and black, of Kitchen House and Big House.
I had to peek at the end to avoid heart failure… the tension was so great!