Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray : a novel
Title
Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray : a novel

Author
Love, Dorothy, 1949- author.

ISBN
9780718042448

Physical Description
386 pages ; 22 cm

General Note
Includes reading group guide.

Personal Subject
Lee, Mary Randolph Custis, 1807-1873-Fiction.

Subject Term
African American women -- Fiction.
 
Slaves -- United States -- Fiction.
 
Female friendship -- Fiction.

Geographic Term
United States -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.

Genre
Biographical fiction.
 
Historical fiction.
 
Christian fiction.

Summary
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.


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