BARBARA BUSH BRANCH AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB
Title to be discussed: Kitchen House, by Kathleen Grissom. Thursday, Jan. 26, 1:30pm, in the Earl Elliott Room of the Barbara Bush Library. Repeated Friday, Jan. 27, 2:30pm, in the Women's Council of Realtors Conference Room. Summary: Orphaned during her passage from Ireland, white Lavinia arrives on the steps of the kitchen house and is placed as an indentured servant under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate slave daughter. Lavinia attempts to straddle the worlds of the kitchen and the big house, but her skin color forever sets her apart from Belle and the other slaves. Next month: Madonnas of Leningrad.