Video: Author Jonathan Odell on his Inspiration for The Healing

When the young slave Granada Satterfield is chosen to apprentice a mysterious healer in 1860, a domestic battle of wills ensues with troubling consequences for a Mississippi plantation. On sale February 21st, The Healing is the kind of novel readers can’t put down — and can’t wait to recommend once they’ve finished. Watch author Jonathan Odell discuss the real people who inspired the book:

“A terrific novel that will take its place in the distinguished pantheon of Southern fiction. Polly Shine is a character for the ages.”
—Pat Conroy

“Engrossing. . . . Bound to be compared to Kathryn Stockett’s best-selling The Help, this historical novel probes complex issues of freedom and slavery.”
Library Journal, starred review

Reading Group Guide available.

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