Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray Paperback

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by Dorothy Love;

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Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray

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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.

Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray by Dorothy Love was published by Thomas Nelson in July 2016 and is our 12717th best seller. The ISBN for Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray is 9780718042448.

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Details for Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray

Page last updated 14th July 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
Items in Pack36
PublisherThomas Nelson (July 2016)
Number of Pages384
Thickness26 mm
Height213 mm
Width139 mm
Product Code4436552
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