Burden, Joanna

Burden, Joanna

mistress and benefactor to Joe Christmas. [Am. Lit.: Light in August]
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Calvin Burden, Joanna's grandfather, insists that he'll "beat the loving God" into his four children "as long as [he] can raise [his] arm" (p.