Home Across the Road by Nancy Peacock

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Peacock's acclaimed second novel centers on the centuries-old secrets that bind together two families —one white, one black—on an old Southern plantation.

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Nancy Peacock is the author of two novels, "Life Without Water" and "Home Across the Road". She has worked as a housecleaner, bartender, carpenter, locksmith, costumer, baker, waitress, assistant drum maker, and newspaper deliverer. Now a writing teacher, she lives with her husband in Chatham County, North Carolina.
Published February 1, 2001 by Perfection Learning. 208 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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She’s a direct descendant of Cally Redd, a black slave who bore the son of Roseberry’s white owner Jennis Redd.

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Tracing the history of Roseberry, a Southern plantation owned by the white Redd family and worked by the black Redds, the novel reaches back to 1855, when plantation master Jennis Redd raped and impregnated slave Cally.

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