Physical Description:569 pages (large print) : map ; 23 cm.
Edition:Large print edition.
Publisher:Waterville, Maine :Thorndike Press,p2015.
On the Caribbean island of Saint Domingue, an island consumed by the flames of revolution, a senseless attack leaves only one survivor-- an infant girl who falls into the hands of two French émigrés. They take the beautiful child they call Ruth to the bustling American city of Savannah. What follows is the sweeping tale ofRuth's life as shaped by her strong-willed mistress and other larger-than-life personalities she encounters in the South. At once a proud woman and a captive, and a strict disciplinarian who has never experienced freedom herself, Mammy endures, a rock in the river of time.
Who'd imagine that McCaig, winner of the Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction, would take the perspective of Mammy in a Gone with the Wind prequel authorized by the Margaret Mitchell Estate? Born in Saint Domingue and orphaned as a toddler by revolution, little Ruth is taken to Savannah by French émigrés and eventually finds herself raising one Scarlet O'Hara.
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