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The Healing

Jonathan Odell

"Compelling, tragic, comic, tender and mystical... Combines the historical significance of Kathryn Stockett's The Help with the wisdom of Toni Morrison's Beloved." -Minneapolis Star Tribune Rich in mood and atmosphere, The Healing is a warmhearted novel about the unbreakable bonds between three generations of female healers and their power to restore the body, the spirit, and the soul. In Antebellum Mississippi, Granada Satterfield has the mixed fortune to be born on the same day that her plantation mistress's daughter, Becky, dies of cholera. Believing that the newborn possesses some of her daughter's spirit, the Mistress Amanda adopts Granada, dolling her up in Becky's dresses and giving her a special place in the family despite her husband's protests. But when The Master brings a woman named Polly Shine to help quell the debilitating plague that is sweeping through the slave quarters, Granada's life changes. For Polly sees something in the young girl, a spark of "The Healing," and a domestic battle of wills begins, one that will bring the two closer but that will ultimately lead to a great tragedy. And seventy-five years later, Granada, still living on the abandoned plantation long after slavery ended, must revive the buried memories before history repeats itself. Inspirational and suspenseful, The Healing is the kind of historical fiction readers can't put down-and can't wait to recommend once they've finished. "A remarkable rite-of-passage novel with an unforgettable character. . . . The Healing transcends any clichés of the genre with its captivating, at times almost lyrical, prose; its firm grasp of history; vivid scenes; and vital, fully realized people, particularly the slaves with their many shades of color and modes of survival." -The Associated Press From the Hardcover edition.

"Compelling, tragic, comic, tender and mystical... Combines the historical significance of Kathryn Stockett's The Help with the wisdom of Toni Morrison's Beloved." -Minneapolis Star Tribune Rich in mood and atmosphere, The Healing is a warmhearted novel about the unbreakable bonds between three generations of female healers and their power to restore the body, the spirit, and the soul. In Antebellum Mississippi, Granada Satterfield has the mixed fortune to be born on the same day that her plantation mistress's daughter, Becky, dies of cholera. Believing that the newborn possesses some of her daughter's spirit, the Mistress Amanda adopts Granada, dolling her up in Becky's dresses and giving her a special place in the family despite her husband's protests. But when The Master brings a woman named Polly Shine to help quell the debilitating plague that is sweeping through the slave quarters, Granada's life changes. For Polly sees something in the young girl, a spark of "The Healing," and a domestic battle of wills begins, one that will bring the two closer but that will ultimately lead to a great tragedy. And seventy-five years later, Granada, still living on the abandoned plantation long after slavery ended, must revive the buried memories before history repeats itself. Inspirational and suspenseful, The Healing is the kind of historical fiction readers can't put down-and can't wait to recommend once they've finished. "A remarkable rite-of-passage novel with an unforgettable character. . . . The Healing transcends any clichés of the genre with its captivating, at times almost lyrical, prose; its firm grasp of history; vivid scenes; and vital, fully realized people, particularly the slaves with their many shades of color and modes of survival." -The Associated Press From the Hardcover edition.
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Genres:

Fiction

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"Compelling, tragic, comic, tender and mystical... Combines the historical significance of Kathryn Stockett's The Help with the wisdom of Toni Morrison's Beloved." -Minneapolis Star Tribune Rich in mood and atmosphere, The Healing is a warmhearted novel about the unbreakable bonds between three generations of female healers and their power to restore the body, the spirit, and the soul. In Antebellum Mississippi, Granada Satterfield has the mixed fortune to be born on the same day that her plantation mistress's daughter, Becky, dies of cholera. Believing that the newborn possesses some of her daughter's spirit, the Mistress Amanda adopts Granada, dolling her up in Becky's dresses and giving her a special place in the family despite her husband's protests. But when The Master brings a woman named Polly Shine to help quell the debilitating plague that is sweeping through the slave quarters, Granada's life changes. For Polly sees something in the young girl, a spark of "The Healing," and a domestic battle of wills begins, one that will bring the two closer but that will ultimately lead to a great tragedy. And seventy-five years later, Granada, still living on the abandoned plantation long after slavery ended, must revive the buried memories before history repeats itself. Inspirational and suspenseful, The Healing is the kind of historical fiction readers can't put down-and can't wait to recommend once they've finished. "A remarkable rite-of-passage novel with an unforgettable character. . . . The Healing transcends any clichés of the genre with its captivating, at times almost lyrical, prose; its firm grasp of history; vivid scenes; and vital, fully realized people, particularly the slaves with their many shades of color and modes of survival." -The Associated Press From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Adenrele Ojo

Length:

13h 18m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:06


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:46


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:34


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:07


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:47


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:55


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:12


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:46


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:19


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:03


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:33


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:24


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:08


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:49


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:55


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:54


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:59


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:15


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:04


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:03


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:46


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:10


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:45


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:43


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:29


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:57


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:18


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:00


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:25


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:38


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:49


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:19


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:31


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:17


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:48


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:18


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:10


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:10


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:27


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:15


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:54


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:34


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

09:27


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:06


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:29


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:15


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:52


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:37


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:29


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:49


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:21


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:25


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:41


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:50


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:06


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:52


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:50


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:31


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:51


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:52


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:38


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:03


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:26


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

02:57


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:39


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:53


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:31


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:22


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:31


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:35


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:57


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:43


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:44


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:12


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:48


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:41


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

08:22


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:01


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:18


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:46


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:28


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:20


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:36


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

09:04


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

08:42


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

02:59


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

07:04


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:10


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:00


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

02:50


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:49


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:40


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:25


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:40


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

29:56


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

00:29