Glory over Everything by Kathleen Grissom
Glory over Everything
The most recent New York Times blockbuster from the writer of the cherished book club most loved The Kitchen House is a heart dashing anecdote about a man’s misleading voyage through the turns and turns of the Underground Railroad set for spare the kid he pledged to secure. Wonderfulness Over Everything is “grasping… short of breath until the end” (Kirkus Reviews).
It is 1830 and Jamie Pyke, a commended silversmith and infamous women’s man, is keeping a savage mystery. Going as a well off white noble in Philadelphian culture, Jamie is currently carrying on with an existence he would never have envisioned years when he was a runaway slave, child of a southern dark slave and her lord. In any case, Jamie’s painstakingly built world is undermined when he finds that his wedded socialite partner, Caroline, is pregnant and his darling worker Pan, to whose father Jamie owes his own flexibility, has been caught and sold into subjugation in the South.
Escaping the results of his double dealings, Jamie sets out on an excursion to a North Carolina estate to spare Pan from the life he himself scarcely got away as a kid. With the assistance of a bold slave, Sukey, who has encouraged the alarmed young man, Jamie explores their path, hustling against time and their savage followers through the Virginia boondocks, the Underground Railroad, and the tricky Great Dismal Swamp.