Glory Over Everything

Glory Over Everything

Beyond the Kitchen House

Book - 2016
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"The Kitchen House continues the story of Jamie Pyke, son of both a slave and master of Tall Oakes, whose deadly secret compels him to take a treacherous journey through the Underground Railroad ... This ... stand-alone novel opens in 1830, and Jamie, who fled from the Virginian plantation he once called home, is passing in Philadelphia society as a wealthy white silversmith. After many years of striving, Jamie has achieved acclaim and security, only to discover that his aristocratic lover Caroline is pregnant. Before he can reveal his real identity to her, he learns that his beloved servant Pan has been captured and sold into slavery in the South. Pan's father, to whom Jamie owes a great debt, pleads for Jamie's help, and Jamie agrees, knowing the journey will take him perilously close to Tall Oakes and the ruthless slave hunter who is still searching for him."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781476748443
Branch Call Number: Fic Gris
Characteristics: 370 pages : map ; 25 cm


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Sep 01, 2018

GLORY OVER EVERYTHING is a worthy sequel to THE KITCHEN HOUSE. While it can easily be treated as a stand-alone novel, I would recommend reading THE KITCHEN HOUSE first to fully appreciate the overall story and background of the characters. GLORY OVER EVERYTHING is a fitting title for this well-crafted historical fiction because, despite some difficult moments of heartbreak and struggle, it’s ultimately an uplifting tale of the human spirit triumphing over slavery and its stigma. GLORY is well-crafted historical fiction, rich with period detail, and is told through the alternating perspectives of various narrators. Interestingly I didn’t get as attached to the main character as I did the secondary figures in the story. Although at times the plot tended toward the melodramatic, and the ending seemed a little too tidy, this latest novel by Kathleen Grissom has more “pluses” than “minuses”. I would not hesitate to read a third installment in this series should the author ever write one.

Apr 05, 2018

Many emotions joy, sadness, fear, doubt and horror.....journey picks up where Kitchen
House left off...excellent piece of historical fiction during a shameful period of our nation's

Aug 16, 2017

was a great story

Nov 05, 2016

This book was so good, as was "The Kitchen House". I can't wait for more from this author!!

Aug 21, 2016

I could not put this book down.
Loved the style of writing and the story line.
Also read "The Kitchen House."
A very good read also.

Aug 01, 2016

This book was okay, however I found myself enjoying the kitchen house novel much better. It was interesting to see how Jamie's life progressed after the kitchen house but as for the other main characters from the kitchen house not much was really told of them which made me a little disappointed.

Jun 28, 2016

Haven't read "The Kitchen House," but now have it on hold. This does give enough backstory to make sense. Jamie grows from a terrified 13 year old to a confident adult, yet the fear of what he knows of his own background keeps him from being fully mature. This story forces him to grow up. As it comes to an end, I began to think that another in the series just has to be coming. Too many questions remain unanswered, and too many of the characters need to be filled in. That's not a criticism, but a measure of how good this book is!

May 31, 2016

This book picks up where the author's previous book The Kitchen House ended. It can easily be read on it's own but I would highly recommend both books so if you think you will like this type of story then start with The Kitchen House. They are fast, high interest reads with great characters.

May 28, 2016

An exciting and emotional story! I recommend reading The Kitchen House first as this is a sequel. Loved both books.

dairyqueen May 17, 2016

I loved this book as much as the first one "The Kitchen House"

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Sep 01, 2018

“I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person now I was free. There was such a glory over everything. The sun came up like gold through the trees, and I felt like I was in heaven.” —Harriet Tubman
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