Cover image for Resting in the bosom of the lamb
Title:
Resting in the bosom of the lamb
Author:
Trobaugh, Augusta.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
229 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780801011702
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Central Library X Adult Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

Tells the story of two nearly-forgotten secrets & the elderly, Southern women whose lives have been governed by the secrets for over fifty years.


Author Notes

August Trobaugh lives in Georgia.


Reviews 1

Booklist Review

Elements of southern gothic abound in Trobaugh's richly textured testament to the strength of the fundamental ties that bind. At the core of a properly eccentric cast of characters, four elderly women share a house, a heritage, and a host of long-buried secrets. The faded rooms of their once grand home fairly reverberate with the unspoken, yet omnipresent, horrors of their youth. When Pet, the faithful black servant/quasi^-family member, begins receiving visitations from her long-deceased grandmother, she reluctantly realizes that it is time to unleash the demons of the past in order to conquer them. As Pet reaches back in time, resurrecting long-buried memories, a grim tale of rape, murder, and racism unfolds. Though the truth initially threatens to destroy the tenuous harmony the women have clung to for decades, it eventually liberates and redeems them. A contemporary southern masterpiece penned by a writer of extraordinary talent and insight. --Margaret Flanagan


Google Preview