The Healing (Paperback) by Jonathan Odell Description:

The Healing (Paperback) The pre-Civil War South comes brilliantly to life in this masterfully written novel about a mysterious and charismatic healer readers wont soon forget   Mississippi plantation mistress Amanda Satterfield loses her daughter to cholera after her husband refuses to treat her for what he considers to be a?slave disease.? Insane with grief Amanda takes a newborn slave child as her own and names her Granada much to the outrage of her husband and the amusement of their white neighbors. Troubled by his wifes disturbing mental state and concerned about a mysterious plague sweeping through his slave population Master Satterfield purchases Polly Shine a slave reputed to be a healer. But Pollys sharp tongue and troubling predictions cause unrest across the plantation. Complicating matters further Polly recognizes?the gift? in Granada the mistresss pet and a domestic battle of wills ensues.     Seventy-five years later Granada now known as Gran Gran is still living on the plantation and must revive the buried memories of her past in order to heal a young girl abandoned to her care. Together they learn the power of story to heal the body the spirit and the soul.    Rich in mood and atmosphere The Healing is the kind of novel readers cant put down?and cant wait to rmend once theyve finished. The Healing (Paperback) by Jonathan Odell