Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray

Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray

A Novel

eBook - 2016
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"A general's wife and a slave girl forge a friendship that transcends race, culture, and the crucible of Civil War. Mary Anna Custis Lee is a great-granddaughter of Martha Washington, wife of Confederate General Robert E Lee, and heiress to Virginia's storied Arlington house and General Washington's personal belongings. Born in bondage at Arlington, Selina Norris Gray learns to read and write in the schoolroom Mary and her mother keep for the slave children, and eventually becomes Mary's housekeeper and confidante. As Mary's health declines, Selina becomes her personal maid, strengthening a bond that lasts until death parts them. Forced to flee Arlington at the start of the Civil War, Mary entrusts the keys to her beloved home to no one but Selina. When Union troops begin looting the house, it is Selina who confronts their commander and saves many of its historic treasures. In a story spanning crude slave quarters, sunny schoolrooms, stately wedding parlors, and cramped birthing rooms, novelist Dorothy Love amplifies the astonishing true-life account of an extraordinary alliance and casts fresh light on the tumultuous years leading up to and through the wrenching battle for a nation's soul. A classic American tale, Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray is the first novel to chronicle this beautiful fifty-year friendship forged at the crossroads of America's journey from enslavement to emancipation"-- Provided by publisher.
"Despite years of separation and increasing turmoil, an uncommon friendship endures"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, 2016.
ISBN: 9780718042431
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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weezie1
Jan 05, 2017

This novel was hard to put down. I loved the story line and if you get a chance to read it do so. The story line was about a great family and the generations that followed and there friendship with other people of a different culture.

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Oct 11, 2016

really great historical read!!

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