Ruth's Journey

Ruth's Journey

The Authorized Novel of Mammy From Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind

Large Print - 2015 | Large print edition
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On the Caribbean island of Saint Domingue, an island consumed by the flames of revolution, a senseless attack leaves only one survivor-- an infant girl who falls into the hands of two French émigrés. They take the beautiful child they call Ruth to the bustling American city of Savannah. What follows is the sweeping tale of Ruth's life as shaped by her strong-willed mistress and other larger-than-life personalities she encounters in the South. At once a proud woman and a captive, and a strict disciplinarian who has never experienced freedom herself, Mammy endures, a rock in the river of time.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press,, 2015
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781410476203
Branch Call Number: LPF MCC NVD
Characteristics: 569 pages : map ; 23 cm
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Additional Contributors: Mitchell, Margaret 1900-1949


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Aug 09, 2016

This book was an interesting tie in to Gone with the Wind and the book, Rhett Butler's People. It gives us more of the background of Scarlett's mother. Mamie or Ruth has an interesting life story, which gave her the strong character in Gone with the Wind. This portrayal shows her to be more than a servant in a slave holder's world.

May 01, 2016

Bit hard to read sometimes due to the poor, uneducated language of the slaves which at times made it hard to follow. But still very good read!

Dec 23, 2014

Tried to read it , but could not get beyond page 66, when I gave up.

Dec 15, 2014

Well, I was near comatose for the first half. And then it just seemed to rush through the last half, especially considering how long GWTW is. Rhett Butler's People was a much more interesting parallel.

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