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The orphan mother  Cover Image Book Book

The orphan mother / a novel by Robert Hicks.


In the years following the Civil War, Mariah Reddick, former slave to Carrie McGavock the "Widow of the South," has quietly built a new life for herself as a midwife to the women of Franklin, Tennessee. But changes are sweeping through the South, the town, and for Mariah. When her grown son Theopolis decides to speak at a political rally in town, a riot breaks out and he is murdered as he approaches the podium. Mariah must confront her own difficult truths-- and the conspiracy that resulted in her son's death may determine the fate of Tennessee itself.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780446581769
  • ISBN: 0446581763
  • ISBN: 9781478970941
  • ISBN: 1478970944
  • Physical Description: 312 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York ; Grand Central Publishing, 2016.

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
Adult. Brodart
Adult. Brodart
Subject: African American women > Fiction.
Midwives > Fiction.
Midwives > Juvenile fiction.
Tennessee > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

Available copies

  • 4 of 5 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Poplar Bluff Municipal Library District. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Poplar Bluff - Main Library.


  • 0 current holds with 5 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Poplar Bluff - Main Library FIC HICKS (Text) 38420101799258 NEW ADULT DISPLAY - BOOKS Checked out 06/21/2023

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