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Author Mutch, Barbara.

Title The housemaid's daughter / Barbara Mutch.

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Bourbonnais PL Adult Fiction - BDBB-2  F MUT    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Fiction - DKLY-12  FIC MUT    AVAILABLE
 Earlville PL Adult Fiction - EAPY-12  F MUT    AVAILABLE
 Ella Johnson Memorial PL Stacks - EJMY-11  FIC MUT    AVAILABLE
 Flagg-Rochelle PL Adult Fiction - FRPY-12  FIC MUT    AVAILABLE
 Freeport PL Adult Fiction - FPLY-13  FICTION MUTCH    AVAILABLE
 Galena PL Adult Fiction - GALY-13  FIC MUT    AVAILABLE
 Geneseo PL Stacks - GPLG-7  F MU    AVAILABLE
 Johnsburg PL Stacks - JOLY-11  FIC MUTCH    AVAILABLE
 Julia Hull DL Adult Fiction - JHLY-14  FIC MUTCH    AVAILABLE

Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 401 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Originally published as: Karoo plainsong. Leicester [England] : Matador, 2010.
Summary "When Cathleen Harrington leaves her home in Ireland in 1919 to travel to South Africa, she knows that she does not love the man she is to marry there --her fiance Edward, whom she has not seen for five years. Isolated and estranged in a small town in the harsh Karoo desert, her only real companions are her diary and her housemaid, and later the housemaid's daughter, Ada. When Ada is born, Cathleen recognizes in her someone she can love and respond to in a way that she cannot with her own family. Under Cathleen's tutelage, Ada grows into an accomplished pianist and a reader who cannot resist turning the pages of the diary, discovering the secrets Cathleen sought to hide. As they grow closer, Ada sees new possibilities in front of her--a new horizon. But in one night, everything changes, and Cathleen comes home from a trip to find that Ada has disappeared, scorned by her own community. Cathleen must make a choice: should she conform to society, or search for the girl who has become closer to her than her own daughter? Set against the backdrop of a beautiful, yet divided land, The Housemaid's Daughter is a startling and thought-provoking novel that intricately portrays the drama and heartbreak of two women who rise above cruelty to find love, hope, and redemption"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Women pioneers -- Fiction.
Irish -- South Africa -- Fiction.
Apartheid -- Fiction.
FICTION / Historical.
South Africa -- History -- 1909-1961 -- Fiction.
South Africa -- Social conditions -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Added Title Karoo plainsong
ISBN 9781250016300 hardback
1250016304 hardback

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