‘Let this table be a home for me. Let it be a home for all the lost and the hungry. May all my children and my children’s children eat at this table.’
In the 1870s a girl is born under a tree—her birth tree—chosen to give her strength and wisdom. When the tree is cut down she follows it into the white man’s world, working as a cook for the big house on the island. Her tree has become a kitchen table, one she will pass down through successive generations as a legacy—a way of carving out her family stories. Now, generations later, a young man and his mother fight for ownership of the table.
The Story of the Miracles at Cookie’s Table is a moving testament to culture lived, lost and found, the strength of family, adapting and gathering together.