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Shirley Ann Grau

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The Keepers of the House Overview

The Keepers of the House by Shirley Ann Grau is an award-winning novel (1965 Pulitzer Prize) about the Howland family who live in Wade County, Alabama. William Howland is a farmer who falls in love with his black housekeeper, Margaret. Years later, Abigail Tolliver, William’s granddaughter, is living in the same house and feeling the racially charged wrath of the locals regarding her grandfather’s actions. She starts to view the town as her enemy, and defends herself and her grandfather’s memory against their racial hypocrisy.

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