Ruths Journey: The Authorized Novel Of Mammy From Margaret Mitchells Gone With The Wind

Ruth's Journey: The Authorized Novel Of Mammy From Margaret Mitchell's Gone With The Wind

Synopsis

“Exquisitely imagined, deeply researched . . . brings to the foreground the most enigmatic and fascinating figure in Gone with the Wind. This is a brave work of literary empathy by a writer at the height of his powers, who demonstrates a magisterial understanding of the period, its clashing cultures, and its heartbreaking crises. ” —Geraldine Brooks, author of March

The only authorized prequel to Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind—the unforgettable story of Mammy. On a Caribbean island consumed by the flames of revolution, an infant girl falls under the care of two French émigrés, Henri and Solange Fournier, who take the beautiful child they call Ruth to the bustling American city of Savannah.

What follows is the sweeping tale of Ruth’s life as shaped first by her strong-willed mistress, and then by Solange’s daughter Ellen and Gerald O’Hara, the rough Irishman Ellen chooses to marry; the Butler family of Charleston and their unexpected connection to Mammy Ruth; and finally Scarlett O’Hara—the irrepressible Southern belle Mammy raises from birth. As we witness the lives of three generations of women, gifted storyteller Donald McCaig reveals a nuanced portrait of Mammy, at once a proud woman and a captive, a strict disciplinarian who has never experienced freedom herself. Through it all, Mammy endures, a rock in the river of time.

Set against the backdrop of the South from the 1820s until the dawn of the Civil War, here is a remarkable story of fortitude, heartbreak, and indomitable will—and a tale that will forever illuminate your reading of Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind.

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Chapters

  • RuthsJourney 01
    Duration: 44s
  • RuthsJourney 02
    Duration: 25min
  • RuthsJourney 03
    Duration: 13min
  • RuthsJourney 04
    Duration: 13min
  • RuthsJourney 05
    Duration: 18min
  • RuthsJourney 06
    Duration: 24min
  • RuthsJourney 07
    Duration: 23min
  • RuthsJourney 08
    Duration: 19min
  • RuthsJourney 09
    Duration: 29min
  • RuthsJourney 10
    Duration: 27min
  • RuthsJourney 11
    Duration: 06min
  • RuthsJourney 12
    Duration: 18min
  • RuthsJourney 13
    Duration: 28min
  • RuthsJourney 14
    Duration: 24min
  • RuthsJourney 15
    Duration: 23min
  • RuthsJourney 16
    Duration: 22min
  • RuthsJourney 17
    Duration: 27min
  • RuthsJourney 18
    Duration: 19min
  • RuthsJourney 19
    Duration: 14min
  • RuthsJourney 20
    Duration: 22min
  • RuthsJourney 21
    Duration: 20min
  • RuthsJourney 22
    Duration: 21min
  • RuthsJourney 23
    Duration: 16min
  • RuthsJourney 24
    Duration: 25min
  • RuthsJourney 25
    Duration: 09min
  • RuthsJourney 26
    Duration: 10min
  • RuthsJourney 27
    Duration: 20min
  • RuthsJourney 28
    Duration: 17min
  • RuthsJourney 29
    Duration: 09min
  • RuthsJourney 30
    Duration: 13min
  • RuthsJourney 31
    Duration: 25min
  • RuthsJourney 32
    Duration: 16min
  • RuthsJourney 33
    Duration: 16min
  • RuthsJourney 34
    Duration: 20min
  • RuthsJourney 35
    Duration: 21min
  • RuthsJourney 36
    Duration: 23min
  • RuthsJourney 37
    Duration: 18min
  • RuthsJourney 38
    Duration: 21min
  • RuthsJourney 39
    Duration: 15min
  • RuthsJourney 40
    Duration: 14min
  • RuthsJourney 41
    Duration: 05min
  • RuthsJourney 42
    Duration: 19min
  • RuthsJourney 43
    Duration: 21min
  • RuthsJourney 44
    Duration: 17min
  • RuthsJourney 45
    Duration: 59s

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