Yellow Crocus

Yellow Crocus
Author: Laila Ibrahim
Release: 2014-08-19
Editor: Lake Union Press
Pages: 248
ISBN: 1477824758
Language: en
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Moments after Lisbeth is born, she's taken from her mother and handed over to an enslaved wet nurse, Mattie, a young mother separated from her own infant son in order to care for her tiny charge. Thus begins an intense relationship that will shape both of their lives for decades to come. Though Lisbeth leads a life of privilege, she finds nothing but loneliness in the company of her overwhelmed mother and her distant, slave-owning father. As she grows older, Mattie becomes more like family to Lisbeth than her own kin and the girl's visits to the slaves' quarters—and their lively and loving community—bring them closer together than ever. But can two women in such disparate circumstances form a bond like theirs without consequence? This deeply moving tale of unlikely love traces the journey of these very different women as each searches for freedom and dignity.

Yellow Crocus

Yellow Crocus
Author: Laila Ibrahim
Release: 2010-12
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 229
ISBN: 0984502203
Language: en
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Moments after her birth to the mistress of a sprawling Virginia plantation, Lisbeth Wainwright is entrusted to Mattie, an enslaved wet nurse. From then on, Mattie serves as Lisbeth's stand-in mother, nursing her, singing her to sleep, and soothing her in the night. And yet mothering Lisbeth tears Mattie away from her own baby, Samuel, who lives in the slave quarters. Growing up under Mattie's tender care, Lisbeth adopts her traditions of prayer, singing, eating black-eyed peas, and hunting for yellow crocuses in the spring. As the years pass, Lisbeth is drawn back into the white world, earning a growing awareness of the inequality of her and Mattie's stations. She struggles to reconcile her love for Mattie with her parents' expectations for her future, intent on keeping the best of both worlds-until a terrible betrayal forces her to choose once and for all. Yellow Crocus is a compelling novel of love, loss, and redemption set during one of the most sinister chapters of American history.

Yellow Crocus

Yellow Crocus
Author: Laila Ibrahim
Release: 2010-12-17
Editor: CreateSpace
Pages: 229
ISBN: 1470171791
Language: en
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Moments after her birth to the mistress of a sprawling Virginia plantation, Lisbeth Wainwright is entrusted to Mattie, an enslaved wet nurse. From then on, Mattie serves as Lisbeth's stand-in mother, nursing her, singing her to sleep, and soothing her in the night. And yet mothering Lisbeth tears Mattie away from her own baby, Samuel, who lives in the slave quarters. Growing up under Mattie's tender care, Lisbeth adopts her traditions of prayer, singing, eating black-eyed peas, and hunting for yellow crocuses in the spring. As the years pass, Lisbeth is drawn back into the white world, earning a growing awareness of the inequality of her and Mattie's stations. She struggles to reconcile her love for Mattie with her parents' expectations for her future, intent on keeping the best of both worlds-until a terrible betrayal forces her to choose once and for all. Yellow Crocus is a compelling novel of love, loss, and redemption set during one of the most sinister chapters of American history.

Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed
Author: Laila Ibrahim
Release: 2017-11-07
Editor: Lake Union Publishing
Pages: 284
ISBN: 1542045568
Language: en
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The bestselling author of Yellow Crocus returns with a haunting and tender story of three women returning to the plantation they once called home. Oberlin, Ohio, 1868. Lisbeth Johnson was born into privilege in the antebellum South. Jordan Freedman was born a slave to Mattie, Lisbeth's beloved nurse. The women have an unlikely bond deeper than friendship. Three years after the Civil War, Lisbeth and Mattie are tending their homes and families while Jordan, an aspiring suffragette, teaches at an integrated school. When Lisbeth discovers that her father is dying, she's summoned back to the Virginia plantation where she grew up. There she must face the Confederate family she betrayed by marrying an abolitionist. Jordan and Mattie return to Fair Oaks, too, to save the family they left behind, who still toil in oppression. For Lisbeth, it's a time for reconciliation. For Jordan and Mattie, it's time for liberation. As the Johnsons and Freedmans confront the injustice that binds them, as well as the bitterness and violence that seethes at its heart, the women must find the courage to free their families--and themselves--from the past.

Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim

Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim
Author: Book Junkie
Release: 2016-03-08
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1530431832
Language: en
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You Need To Read This Book if you want to dive deeper into the world of Laila Ibrahim. Yellow Crocus is the story of love - a love that is found in the most unexpected place. A black woman is forced to abandon her young son and become the wet nurse for the young mistress of the house just born. She despises the thought of leaving her son to care for this young baby, but she has no choice in the 1800s. The love that develops between these two can be described as nothing short of the love that develops between mother and child. Their relationship isn't perfect, but it develops day by day and over time, each develop love and appreciation for the other over time. This summary will explore and delve deep into the many things this book has to offer. Specifically we will look at the following: * Short chapter summaries to refresh your memory * List of characters * Discussion of major themes and talking points * Examination of writing structure * Analysis of metaphors, symbols and images * A list of quotes for discussion with groups or thinking * Books to read after reading this one Disclaimer: This text serves as a companion and guide to the bestseller "Yellow Crocus" by Laila Ibrahim.. It will help to broaden the reader's understanding of the book, and highlight insights that might otherwise be overlooked. As this is a companion volume, you'll want to have a copy of the actual book on hand before reading this.

Golden Poppies

Golden Poppies
Author: Laila Ibrahim
Release: 2020-06
Editor: Lake Union Publishing
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1542006449
Language: en
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From the bestselling author of Yellow Crocus and Mustard Seed comes the empowering novel of two generations of American women connected by the past and fighting for a brighter future. It's 1894. Jordan Wallace and Sadie Wagoner appear to have little in common. Jordan, a middle-aged black teacher, lives in segregated Chicago. Two thousand miles away, Sadie, the white wife of an ambitious German businessman, lives in more tolerant Oakland, California. But years ago, their families intertwined on a plantation in Virginia. There, Jordan's and Sadie's mothers developed a bond stronger than blood, despite the fact that one was enslaved and the other was the privileged daughter of the plantation's owner. With Jordan's mother on her deathbed, Sadie leaves her disapproving husband to make the arduous train journey with her mother to Chicago. But the reunion between two families is soon fraught with personal and political challenges. As the harsh realities of racial divides and the injustices of the Gilded Age conspire to hold them back, the women find they need each other more than ever. Their courage, their loyalty, and the ties that bind their families will be tested. Amid the tumult of a quickly changing nation, their destiny depends on what they're willing to risk for liberation.

YELLOW CROCUS Summarized for Busy People

YELLOW CROCUS   Summarized for Busy People
Author: Goldmine Reads
Release: 2017-11-14
Editor: Goldmine Reads
Pages: 82
ISBN:
Language: en
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This book summary and analysis was created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. A few moments after birth, Lisbeth is taken from the arms of her mother and immediately handed to those of a black wet nurse named Mattie. Mattie is a slave, and upon the orders of her master, she is forced to leave her own child and care for another. Lisbeth and Mattie then form an unlikely bond that grows only stronger through the years. Lisbeth comes to know a life of privilege and affluence, but neither is enough to ease away the loneliness brought by the company of her subservient mother and indifferent father. Over time, Mattie becomes more like family to her than her own flesh and blood. Their hearts grow even closer—their bond even stronger—with every visit to the quarters of the slaves as well as their warm, welcoming community. Laila Ibrahim's Yellow Crocus is a story set in the turbulent mid-1850s—a period when tensions are high and the country is at the brink of change. It tells of the bond between two women from opposite worlds—a love that is undimmed by time, unbound by race. Wait no more, take action and get this book now!

Paper Wife

Paper Wife
Author: Laila Ibrahim
Release: 2018-10
Editor: Lake Union Publishing
Pages: 298
ISBN: 1503904571
Language: en
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From the bestselling author of Yellow Crocus comes a heart-wrenching story about finding strength in a new world. Southern China, 1923. Desperate to secure her future, Mei Ling's parents arrange a marriage to a widower in California. To enter the country, she must pretend to be her husband's first wife--a paper wife. On the perilous voyage, Mei Ling takes an orphan girl named Siew under her wing. Dreams of a better life in America give Mei Ling the strength to endure the treacherous journey and detainment on Angel Island. But when she finally reaches San Francisco, she's met with a surprise. Her husband, Chinn Kai Li, is a houseboy, not the successful merchant he led her to believe. Mei Ling is penniless, pregnant, and bound to a man she doesn't know. Her fragile marriage is tested further when she discovers that Siew will likely be forced into prostitution. Desperate to rescue Siew, she must convince her husband that an orphan's life is worth fighting for. Can Mei Ling find a way to make a real family--even if it's built on a paper foundation?

Love Theodosia

Love  Theodosia
Author: Lori Anne Goldstein
Release: 2021-11-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781951627980
Language: en
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A Romeo & Juliet tale for Hamilton! fans. In post-American Revolution New York City, Theodosia Burr, a scholar with the skills of a socialite, is all about charming the right people on behalf of her father—Senator Aaron Burr, who is determined to win the office of president in the pivotal election of 1800. Meanwhile, Philip Hamilton, the rakish son of Alexander Hamilton, is all about being charming on behalf of his libido. When the two first meet, it seems the ongoing feud between their politically opposed fathers may be hereditary. But soon, Theodosia and Philip must choose between love and family, desire and loyalty, and preserving the legacy their flawed fathers fought for or creating their own. Love, Theodosia is a smart, funny, swoony take on a fiercely intelligent woman with feminist ideas ahead of her time who has long-deserved center stage. A refreshing spin on the Hamiltonian era and the characters we have grown to know and love. It’s also a heartbreaking romance of two star-crossed lovers, an achingly bittersweet “what if.” Despite their fathers’ bitter rivalry, Theodosia and Philip are drawn to each other and, in what unrolls like a Jane Austen novel of manners, we find ourselves entangled in the world of Hamilton and Burr once again as these heirs of famous enemies are driven together despite every reason not to be.

Living Right

Living Right
Author: Laila Ibrahim
Release: 2016-04-15
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 294
ISBN: 0692555099
Language: en
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Jenn Henderson is proud of the church-centered life she's created for her family. She prays each morning, attends worship every Sunday, and confidently takes up the struggle to defend traditional marriage when she learns marriage licenses are being issued to gays and lesbians in nearby San Francisco. But the certainty that she is living right falters after her teenage son, Josh, swallows a bottle of sleeping pills. Her fear deepens when she discovers that Josh struggles with same-sex attraction. If she's living right, how can Josh be gay? Desperate for a cure, Jenn and her husband send Josh to a Christian conversion therapy camp recommended by their trusted pastor. Jenn is unwavering in her faith that Josh can be transformed by the grace of God. But as the story unfolds, her husband, son, and daughters seem to be questioning her deepest values, threatening irreparable damage to the tight-knit Henderson family. Author Laila Ibrahim tackles a subject directly out of the headlines in Living Right, an intimate story about a mother's struggle to reconcile her religious beliefs with her son's sexual orientation. Living Right strips away the politics of gay rights to reveal what's really at stake in this ongoing conflict: family. As with her debut novel, Yellow Crocus, Ibrahim's second novel explores an intimate and sensitive topic with insight and compassion.

Scarlet Carnation

Scarlet Carnation
Author: Laila Ibrahim
Release: 2022-04
Editor: Lake Union Publishing
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1542020751
Language: en
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In an early twentieth-century America roiling with racial injustice, class divides, and WWI, two women fight for their dreams in a galvanizing novel by the bestselling author of Golden Poppies. 1915. May and Naomi are extended family, their grandmothers' lives inseparably entwined on a Virginia plantation in the volatile time leading up to the Civil War. For both women, the twentieth century promises social transformation and equal opportunity. May, a young white woman, is on the brink of achieving the independent life she's dreamed of since childhood. Naomi, a nurse, mother, and leader of the NAACP, has fulfilled her own dearest desire: buying a home for her family. But they both are about to learn that dreams can be destroyed in an instant. May's future is upended, and she is forced to rely once again on her mother. Meanwhile, the white-majority neighborhood into which Naomi has moved is organizing against her while her sons are away fighting for their country. In the tumult of a changing nation, these two women--whose grandmothers survived the Civil War--support each other's quest for liberation and dignity. Both find the strength to confront injustice and the faith to thrive on their chosen paths.

Crocus in the Snow

Crocus in the Snow
Author: Joan Walsh Anglund
Release: 1990
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Pages: 68
ISBN: 0394584368
Language: en
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Poems deal with love, hope, spring, potential, flattery, adversity, beauty, opportunity, fear, and eternity

The Second Life of Mirielle West

The Second Life of Mirielle West
Author: Amanda Skenandore
Release: 2021-07-27
Editor: Kensington Books
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781496726520
Language: en
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The glamorous world of a silent film star’s wife abruptly crumbles when she’s forcibly quarantined at the Carville Lepers Home in this page-turning story of courage, resilience, and reinvention set in 1920s Louisiana and Los Angeles. Based on little-known history, this timely book will strike a chord with readers of Fiona Davis, Tracey Lange, and Marie Benedict. Based on the true story of America’s only leper colony, The Second Life of Mirielle West brings vividly to life the Louisiana institution known as Carville, where thousands of people were stripped of their civil rights, branded as lepers, and forcibly quarantined throughout the entire 20th century. For Mirielle West, a 1920’s socialite married to a silent film star, the isolation and powerlessness of the Louisiana Leper Home is an unimaginable fall from her intoxicatingly chic life of bootlegged champagne and the star-studded parties of Hollywood’s Golden Age. When a doctor notices a pale patch of skin on her hand, she’s immediately branded a leper and carted hundreds of miles from home to Carville, taking a new name to spare her family and famous husband the shame that accompanies the disease. At first she hopes her exile will be brief, but those sent to Carville are more prisoners than patients and their disease has no cure. Instead she must find community and purpose within its walls, struggling to redefine her self-worth while fighting an unchosen fate. As a registered nurse, Amanda Skenandore’s medical background adds layers of detail and authenticity to the experiences of patients and medical professionals at Carville – the isolation, stigma, experimental treatments, and disparate community. A tale of repulsion, resilience, and the Roaring ‘20s, The Second Life of Mirielle West is also the story of a health crisis in America’s past, made all the more poignant by the author’s experiences during another, all-too-recent crisis. PRAISE FOR AMANDA SKENANDORE’S BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY “Intensely emotional…Skenandore’s deeply introspective and moving novel will appeal to readers of American history.” —Publishers Weekly

Glory Over Everything

Glory Over Everything
Author: Kathleen Grissom
Release: 2017
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781476748443
Language: en
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Continues the story of Jamie Pyke, son of a slave and the master of Tall Oaks plantation, whose deadly secret compels him to take a treacherous journey through the Underground Railroad.

Crocologia A Detailed Study of Saffron the King of Plants

Crocologia     A Detailed Study of Saffron  the King of Plants
Author: Sally Francis,Maria Teresa Ramandi
Release: 2020-07-13
Editor: BRILL
Pages: 333
ISBN: 9789004435292
Language: en
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In Crocologia – A Study of Saffron, the King of Plants, Sally Francis and Maria Teresa Ramandi provide the first translation into English of a unique seventeenth century book devoted to saffron, with a commentary on its author and on saffron.

Elizabeth Street

Elizabeth Street
Author: Laurie Fabiano
Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 388
ISBN: 0547744943
Language: en
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Elizabeth Street is both a fascinating immigrant story and an intimate portrait of how a first-generation American--and the author's own great-grandmother--outwits one of the most brutal crime organizations of the early 20th century.

A Cold Dark Place

A Cold Dark Place
Author: Gregg Olsen
Release: 2011-05-26
Editor: Pinnacle Books
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780786029228
Language: en
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“Olsen will scare you—and you’ll love it.” —Lee Child In a secluded farm house in the Pacific Northwest, a family has been slaughtered—and a teenage son has disappeared. Single mother and cop Emily Kenyon spearheads a dark hunt for a killer. But Emily’s teenage daughter Jenna is one step ahead of her. Then another family is butchered, and another. As Emily fits the puzzle pieces together, she makes a chilling discovery: the killer is coming after her and her daughter . . . Praise for Gregg Olsen’s thrillers “Grabs you by the throat.” —Kay Hooper “OLSEN WRITES RAPID-FIRE PAGE-TURNERS.” —TheSeattle Times “FRIGHTENING . . . A NAIL-BITER.” —Suspense Magazine “A WORK OF DARK, GRIPPING SUSPENSE.” —Anne Frasier

Sugar Money

Sugar Money
Author: Jane Harris
Release: 2018-04-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781628728910
Language: en
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“A marvelously harrowing, thrillingly picaresque tale” of enslaved brothers sent on an impossible mission across eighteenth-century Caribbean islands (The New York Times Book Review). Grenada, 1765. When a band of mendicant French monks were ousted from Martinique, they were forced to leave without their slaves. Now settled in Grenada, the monks send two enslaved brothers, Emile and Lucien, to retrieve those who were left behind. Adding to the inherent dangers of travel, Grenada is now under British rule—effectively making it enemy territory. Based on true events, Sugar Money spins a tale of harrowing adventure and tenacity in the face of unspeakable cruelty. As narrated by Lucien, it is both a coming of age story and a vivid evocation of the eighteenth-century Caribbean sugar trade. SHORTLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL FICTION and THE WILBUR SMITH ADVENTURE WRITING PRIZE

Saffron

Saffron
Author: Moshe Negbi
Release: 1999-06-23
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 148
ISBN: 9780203303665
Language: en
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Providing a comprehensive and contemporary overview of the status of this particular genus, this book will be of interest to all those concerned with the study and uses of spices, medicinal and aromatic plants.

The Girl in the Woods

The Girl in the Woods
Author: Gregg Olsen
Release: 2014-10-28
Editor: Pinnacle Books
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780786029938
Language: en
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“An intricate thriller that begins with a missing girl and ends up in unexpected territory” from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of If You Tell (RT Book Reviews, 4 stars). A schoolgirl found it on a nature hike. A severed human foot wearing pink nail polish. A gruesome but invaluable clue that leads forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman down a much darker trail—to a dangerous psychopath whose powers of persuasion seem to have no end. Only by teaming up with sheriff’s detective Kendall Stark can Birdy hope to even the odds in a deadly game. It’s a fateful decision the killer wants them to make. And it’s the only way Birdy and Kendall can find their way to a murderer who’s ready to kill again . . . Praise for Gregg Olsen’s Novels “Grabs you by the throat.”—Kay Hooper “An irresistible page-turner.”—Kevin O’Brien “Olsen writes rapid-fire page-turners.”—The Seattle Times “Frightening . . . a nail-biter.”—Suspense Magazine “A work of dark, gripping suspense.”—Anne Frasier “Truly a great read.”—Mystery Scene Magazine "Olsen writes rapid-fire page-turners." —Seattle Times "Grabs you by the throat." —Kay Hooper “The fifth Waterman and Stark thriller from the very talented Gregg Olsen . . . it’s truly a great read.” —Mystery Scene Magazine