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Glory over Everything Paperback – February 21, 2017
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"Glory over everything, Kathleen Grissom has done it again! With her second novel, Kathleen gives us a stirring and uplifting tale of the triumph of compassion and courage over bigotry and brutality. The story jumps of the page, and her characters are unforgettably human. Perfect for book club discussions, Glory Over Everything is absolutely a must read." (David R. Gillham, author of City of Women)
“As she proved in The Kitchen House and reaffirms in GLORY OVER EVERYTHING, Grissom is a first-rate storyteller….But storytelling alone does not define her talents. A master of character creation and development, she draws a memorable cast….Throughout the novel, Grissom neither moralizes nor excuses; instead, she observes with an unwavering but kind eye, and she bestows upon the reader, amid terrible secrets and sin, a gift of mercy: the belief that hope can triumph over hell.” (Richmond Times Dispatch)
Grissom’s lyrical storytelling is rich with period details, and the novel can be read as either a memorable standalone or a captivating sequel to The Kitchen House. (Publishers Weekly)
About the Author
Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Kathleen Grissom is now happily rooted in south-side Virginia, where she and her husband live in the plantation tavern they renovated. She is the author of The Kitchen House and most recently Glory Over Everything.
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Sukey, a former house slave in the Kitchen House also appears in Glory Over Everything and while her character is just as beloved and her voice is still heard, I felt that an opportunity was missed in the way she was brought into the storyline with people from her past and that could have been told so gloriously, this for me, was a major disappointment. I read those chapters several times over thinking I must have missed something that in the end just wasn't there.
Overall, Glory Over Everything was beautifully written, and the storyline drew me in immediately. I found it to be a worthy sequel to one of the best books I've bee read.
This is the story of Jamie Pyke, who was conceived after the master of a Virginia plantation raped one of his black slaves. But Jamie looks white and passes as white. His story begins in the predecessor to this book, "The Kitchen House," where he is a minor character and small boy. Now it is 1830. He is grown and living in Philadelphia, having escaped Virginia at age 13 for committing a horrific crime on the plantation. He creates a wonderful life for himself in Philadelphia, but all of that is threatened when his racial secret is exposed to a few influential people. Just as this happens, he learns that Pan, a special child in his life, was captured on the docks of Philadelphia and sent south to be sold into slavery. And so Jamie faces his greatest terror and returns to the South to find and rescue Pan--where he could very well be captured and hung for the crime he committed 20 years ago.
Kathleen Grissom has written an enthralling story about the transforming power of love, the extraordinary bravery of some and the inhumane barbarism of others. It will make you laugh, and it will make you cry. Most of all, it will make you think as it brings to life through these brilliantly conceived characters this ugly piece of our American history.
I just hope there is a third book in this series that is not really a series.
The story starts off from where the Kitchen House left off but with a miner character from the Kitchen House. You read about Jamie but didn't really get to know him there as you will in this book. The chapters alternate between the different characters telling their side of the story and it works so beautifully. It's really nice to have that perspective to give you the personal feeling of knowing each character as if you are standing right beside them having them tell you personally. It's pure genius!
The storyline is mostly about Jamie with Pan following in as close second. It's intense to the point that it will have you sitting on the edge of your seat holding your breath waiting to see what happens next. The last third of the book is just complete block buster action, emotions, anticipation and so much more. This really is one gripping story.
I personally would not read this as a stand alone because when you get to a certain area in the story where there is some back reference you will be lost. Not that it couldn't be read as a stand alone but I wouldn't just because you need that back history to live the intensity of the storyline. I don't usually give any book a 5 star unless it really moves me and this did. It is graphic but so were the times and subject matter. All I can say is this would be a fantastic mini series on tv.
My last notes here is if you have read the Kitchen House then read Glory Over Everything because it is just as good. I highly recommend this book to everyone.