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Glory over Everything: Beyond The Kitchen House

Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: April 2016

Duration: 12 hours 5 minutes


The author of the New York Times bestseller and beloved book club favorite The Kitchen House continues the story of Jamie Pyke, son of both a slave and master of Tall Oakes, whose deadly secret compels him to take a treacherous journey through the Underground Railroad.

Published in 2010, The Kitchen House became a grassroots bestseller. Fans connected so deeply to the book’s characters that the author, Kathleen Grissom, found herself being asked over and over “what happens next?” The wait is finally over.

This new, stand-alone novel opens in 1830, and Jamie, who fled from the Virginian plantation he once called home, is passing in Philadelphia society as a wealthy white silversmith. After many years of striving, Jamie has achieved acclaim and security, only to discover that his aristocratic lover Caroline is pregnant. Before he can reveal his real identity to her, he learns that his beloved servant Pan has been captured and sold into slavery in the South. Pan’s father, to whom Jamie owes a great debt, pleads for Jamie’s help, and Jamie agrees, knowing the journey will take him perilously close to Tall Oakes and the ruthless slave hunter who is still searching for him. Meanwhile, Caroline’s father learns and exposes Jamie’s secret, and Jamie loses his home, his business, and finally Caroline.

Heartbroken and with nothing to lose, Jamie embarks on a trip to a North Carolina plantation where Pan is being held with a former Tall Oakes slave named Sukey, who is intent on getting Pan to the Underground Railroad. Soon the three of them are running through the Great Dismal Swamp, the notoriously deadly hiding place for escaped slaves. Though they have help from those in the Underground Railroad, not all of them will make it out alive.


  • Cynthia G

    Great Read/listen! Especially enlightening with what has been going on in the never knows what another persons life is until you walk in their shoes. And since that is impossible....Literature

  • Tracy B

    Loved everything about this book! I knew The Kitchen House would be very hard to sequel, but Glory does not disappoint.

  • Claudia Emery

    Great follow up to The Kitchen House! I loved it! I got them back to back and it was just the best!

  • june jolly

    Worth a read.

  • Janelle Swanson

    I love the narrative of his book as you can submerge yourself in the story quickly. I also love how it is told from different perspectives.

  • Kim Mayer

    I loved The Kitchen House and while this one wasn't as good, it is still worth reading.

  • Patricia Calvert

    I enjoyed this book even more than The Kitchen House

  • Priscilla Saavedra

    Amazing!!! I didn't want to stop listening. Had me exclaiming out loud! Loved it.

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