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Ruth's Journey by Donald McCaig
  

Ruth's Journey

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The story of Mammy from Gone With the Wind from age 4 to her life with Miss Scarlett as we know her. It is jaw-droppingly good, quite magnificent. There is so much tenderness, hardship, joy and emotion, it fair rings you out. You’ll cry, you’ll laugh, you’ll love it. The dialect used for the characters sings, the whole colour and drama of the tale is memorable. A lovely read. Apparently Margaret Mitchell’s estate approves too! Indeed they authorised it after the author wrote Rhett Butler’s story. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

If you like Donald McCaig you might also like to read books by Geraldine Brooks, Robert Hicks and Margaret Mitchell.

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Synopsis

Ruth's Journey by Donald McCaig

Set against the backdrop of the American South from the 1820s until the dawn of the Civil War, this is a remarkable story of fortitude, heartbreak and indomitable will - and a tale that will forever illuminate the reading of Margaret Mitchell's unforgettable classic, Gone with the Wind. From Ruth's early years as the beautiful young companion to a strong-willed French emigre mistress, to her breief marriage and finally to her life's calling as the wise and devoted caretaker to the women of the Robillard and O'Hara families, Ruth has known days of joy and unspeakable sadness. This is her story.

About the Author

Donald McCaig is the award-winning author of Canaan as well as Jacob's Ladder. He was chosen by the Margaret Mitchell estate to write Rhett Butler's People, an authorized sequel to Gone with the Wind. He lives on a sheep farm in the mountains near Williamsville, Virginia, where he writes fiction, essays, and poetry, and trains and trials sheep dogs.

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Publication date

3rd December 2015

Author

Donald McCaig

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Paperback

Categories

Sagas and Romance
Family Drama
Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9781471139215

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