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The House Across the Road by Ann Whitehead
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Subscription failed, please try again. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. With the simple, evocative grace of her nationally acclaimed debut novel, Life Without Water , Nancy Peacock has created a poignant story of two families -- one black, one white -- and the North Carolina house that binds their lives together for more than a hundred years. In , Roseberry was the plantation home of the white Redds; the black Redds were one of the slave fam With the simple, evocative grace of her nationally acclaimed debut novel, Life Without Water , Nancy Peacock has created a poignant story of two families -- one black, one white -- and the North Carolina house that binds their lives together for more than a hundred years.
In , Roseberry was the plantation home of the white Redds; the black Redds were one of the slave families who worked there. In , Roseberry stands empty, a wisteria vine growing through the dining room window, and China Redd, who worked in the house for half a century, is ready to die. But first she has a story to tell. Not the one recorded by Lydia Redd, the matron of the house, in her own book, beginning with the earrings, the selling if Cleavis, and the curse, and ending with the death of Coyle, the last of the white Redds.
If she has nothing else from the forty-seven years of work in a house where nothing was her own, she has this story. Moving effortlessly back and forth in time through the parallel legends of the Redd families, Home Across the Road is a beautiful, haunting, and timeless drama that touches your heart and soul. Get A Copy.
Paperback , pages. Published February 27th by Bantam first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions 3. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Home Across the Road , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Hard to rate this book. Writing-wise, it's definitely four stars.
Since I rate books mainly on how much I enjoyed them, I can only give it two stars. It's an unhappy book with no real glimmers of hope or happiness in it for the generations of characters. It was just a bit too dark and sad for me. May 05, Ruth rated it really liked it. China is a remarkable woman!! Such a sad yet hopeful story about the treatment of slaves before and after the Civil War. Funny how the white family and the black family have the same last name "Redd" but the author kept it very clear which family she was talking about!
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Nice, easy read! Nov 23, Laura rated it really liked it. This black family continued working for the white Reeds after their freedom. The Black Reeds was able to purchase land and built a home. The story is told by China Redd from her experience of working with the plantation owners. China took the earrings and buried them under her house.
Apr 02, Tom Franklin rated it it was amazing. Nov 18, Donna rated it really liked it. A beautifully written book about the White Redds and the Black Redds, years of family history on a southern plantation. It's a book about superstitions, relationships and slavery, with a little magic thrown in. I loved Peacock's writing: "When Abolene Redd packed her bags for the move to Chatham County, she folded up her grief the same as she folded her T-shirts and underwear and dresses and jeans. She layered it below her clothes and she layered it on top. She smoothed her hands across it t A beautifully written book about the White Redds and the Black Redds, years of family history on a southern plantation.
She smoothed her hands across it twice and clasped the suitcase shut. A book to savor. View 1 comment. Mar 10, Debdanz rated it it was ok.