The Orphan Mother by Robert Hicks audiobook

The Orphan Mother: A Novel

By Robert Hicks
Read by Adenrele Ojo

Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group 9780446581769
10.45 Hours Unabridged
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An epic account of one remarkable woman's quest for justice for her son after the Civil War from the New York Times bestselling author and "master storyteller" of The Widow of the South (San Francisco Chronicle). In the years following the Civil War, Mariah Reddick, former slave to Carrie McGavock--the "Widow of the South"--has quietly built a new life for herself as a midwife to the women of Franklin, Tennessee. But when her ambitious, politically minded grown son, Theopolis, is murdered, Mariah--no stranger to loss--finds her world once more breaking apart. How could this happen? Who wanted him dead? Mariah's journey to uncover the truth leads her to unexpected people--including George Tole, a recent arrival to town, fleeing a difficult past of his own--and forces her to confront the truths of her own past. Brimming with the vivid prose and historical research that has won Robert Hicks recognition.

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Summary

An epic account of one remarkable woman's quest for justice for her son after the Civil War from the New York Times bestselling author and "master storyteller" of The Widow of the South (San Francisco Chronicle).

In the years following the Civil War, Mariah Reddick, former slave to Carrie McGavock--the "Widow of the South"--has quietly built a new life for herself as a midwife to the women of Franklin, Tennessee. But when her ambitious, politically minded grown son, Theopolis, is murdered, Mariah--no stranger to loss--finds her world once more breaking apart. How could this happen? Who wanted him dead?


Mariah's journey to uncover the truth leads her to unexpected people--including George Tole, a recent arrival to town, fleeing a difficult past of his own--and forces her to confront the truths of her own past. Brimming with the vivid prose and historical research that has won Robert Hicks recognition.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

When you finish THE ORPHAN MOTHER, Hicks's words seep into your soul. Franklin Homepage
Hicks is a talented storyteller and this story moves at a clip. Publishers Weekly
A fascinating continuation to the saga, THE ORPHAN MOTHER is a historical beauty. Read It Forward
Offers a story of race and redemption...compelling...In Mariah, Hicks has created a strong and noble soul. Fort Worth Star Telegram
Speaks to timely questions about cultural appropriation... eloquent and subtle insights into the struggles of motherhood, relationships and loss Atlanta Journal Constitution
"THE ORPHAN MOTHER resonates with readers on many levels-as a compelling novel documenting the violent years of Reconstruction, as a heartfelt story of the inner strengths unearthed by a mother confronted with unspeakable sorrow, and as a memorable testament to friendships between young and old, male and female, black and white. The latter offers perhaps a ray of hope in these times of racial injustice we readers are still experiencing, 150 years after the events of this gripping and timely novel."—Bookpage
Hick's bittersweet novel reveals a woman discovering a new sense of self in slavery's aftermath... A beautifully rendered portrait for all lovers of Civil War fiction."—Library Journal
A novel about family and friendship and the boundaries of obligation and loyalty. It's about the power of knowledge and the temptation of revenge, about the psychic and social implications of the end of slavery in a racially unjust society. Filled with beautiful dialogue and finely-wrought characters, the novel is a must-read. Chapter 16

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Author Bio: Robert Hicks

Author Bio: Robert Hicks

Robert Hicks works in music publishing and artist management for rock and country acts. He served as a cocurator on the exhibition “Art of Tennessee” and was the coeditor of the exhibitions award-winning catalog of the same name. Working in the field of historic preservation, he has served on the boards of the Tennessee State Museum, the historic Carnton Plantation, the Williamson County Historical Society, and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts. He is the author of The Widow of the South and has written many essays and articles on regional history, southern material culture, and music.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 10.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English