Lazaretto

Lazaretto Author Diane McKinney-Whetstone
ISBN-10 9780062126986
Release 2016-04-12
Pages 352
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This stunning new novel from Diane McKinney-Whetstone, nationally bestselling author of Tumbling, begins in the chaotic backstreets of post–Civil War Philadelphia as a young black woman gives birth to a child fathered by her wealthy white employer. In a city riven by racial tension, the father’s transgression is unforgivable. He has already arranged to take the baby, so it falls to Sylvia, the midwife’s teenage apprentice, to tell Meda that her child is dead—a lie that will define the course of both women’s lives. A devastated Meda dedicates herself to working in an orphanage and becomes a surrogate mother to two white boys; while Sylvia, fueled by her guilt, throws herself into her nursing studies and finds a post at the Lazaretto, the country’s first quarantine hospital, situated near the Delaware River, just south of Philadelphia. The Lazaretto is a crucible of life and death; sick passengers and corpses are quarantined here, but this is also the place where immigrants take their first steps toward the American dream. The live-in staff are mostly black Philadelphians, and when two of them arrange to marry, the city’s black community prepares for a party on its grounds. But the celebration is plunged into chaos when gunshots ring out across the river. As Sylvia races to save the victim, the fates of Meda’s beloved orphans also converge on the Lazaretto. Long ago, one “brother” committed an unthinkable act to protect the other, sparking a chain of events that now puts the Lazaretto on lockdown. Here conflicts escalate, lies collapse, and secrets begin to surface; like dead men rising, past sins cannot be contained.



Lazaretto

Lazaretto Author Diane McKinney-Whetstone
ISBN-10 0062126970
Release 2017-04-11
Pages 368
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Diane McKinney-Whetstone’s nationally bestselling novel, Tumbling, immersed us into Philadelphia’s black community during the Civil Rights era, and she returns to the city in this new historical novel about a cast of nineteenth-century characters whose colorful lives intersect at the legendary Lazaretto—America’s first quarantine hospital. Isolated on an island where two rivers meet, the Lazaretto quarantine hospital is the first stop for immigrants who wish to begin new lives in Philadelphia. The Lazaretto’s black live-in staff forge a strong social community, and when one of them receives permission to get married on the island the mood is one of celebration, particularly since the white staff—save the opium-addicted doctor—are given leave for the weekend. On the eve of the ceremony, a gunshot rings out across the river. A white man has fired at a boat carrying the couple’s friends and family to the island, and the captain is injured. His life lies in the hands of Sylvia, the Lazaretto’s head nurse, who is shocked to realize she knows the patient. Intertwined with the drama unfolding at the Lazaretto are the fates of orphan brothers. When one brother commits a crime to protect the other, he imperils both of their lives—and the consequences ultimately deliver both of them to the Lazaretto. In this masterful work of historical fiction, Diane McKinney-Whetstone seamlessly transports us to Philadelphia in the aftermath of the Civil War and Lincoln’s assassination, beautifully evoking powerful stories of love, friendship and humanity amid the vibrant black community that flourished amid the troubled times.



Tumbling

Tumbling Author Diane Mckinney-whetstone
ISBN-10 9780684837246
Release 1997-04-09
Pages 340
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In 1940s Philadelphia, a childless black couple, Herbie and Noon, are blessed with daughters when on two separate occasions children are left on their doorstep. A tale of a close-knit community where "brown faces laughed for real, not the mannered tee-hees of the workday, but booming laughs." A first novel.



Blackass

Blackass Author A. Igoni Barrett
ISBN-10 9781448182886
Release 2015-07-09
Pages 272
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White skin, green eyes, red hair... Furo Wariboko – born and bred in Lagos – wakes up on the morning of his job interview to discover he has turned into a white man. As he hits the city streets running, still reeling from his new-found condition, Furo finds the dead ends of his life open out before him. As a white man in Nigeria, the world is seemingly his oyster – except for one thing: despite his radical transformation, Furo's ass remains robustly black . . . Funny, fierce, inventive and daringly provocative – this is a very modern satire, with a sting in the tail.



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Lazaretto

Lazaretto Author Caitlin Templeton
ISBN-10 1523622555
Release 2016-02-16
Pages 336
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If you had the option of falling in love but risked being killed because of it, would you still do it? Set in the year of 2093, America as we know it has been split into six regions all governed by individuals of wealth and stature. Every ten years, the citizens of each region are required to give up their newborns to either have them placed into a learning facility where they will stay for twenty years or be killed.In this facility they are taught to simply not feel any sorts of emotion, including compassion, empathy, and especially love as it is punishable by death. But what if you found it? Is love really worth dying for?This story follows a nineteen year old girl who was raised behind the facility walls where you are not known as a person but as a number...and she wants out. When a dangerous opportunity arises for her to escape, a certain green eyed guard helps her do it. Once she's on the outside and running for her life, she meets someone new. Someone who is from the city, someone exciting and adventurous. LAZARETTO is a gripping novel about a girl who literally makes a name for herself, all while trying to figure out a world she never knew anything about.



CHILDHOOD AT INVERKEITHING OR LIFE AT A LAZARETTO

CHILDHOOD AT INVERKEITHING OR LIFE AT A LAZARETTO Author JAMES SIMSON
ISBN-10 OXFORD:600014427
Release 1882
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Account of the lazaretto in the island of Madeira with an enquiry into the various diseases called leprosy in sacred and profane writers

Account of the lazaretto in the island of Madeira  with an enquiry into the various diseases called leprosy  in sacred and profane writers Author Joseph Adams
ISBN-10 OXFORD:600019688
Release 1806
Pages 28
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Account of the Lazaretto in the Island of Madeira with an enquiry into the various diseases called leprosy in sacred and profane writers Extracts from the second edition of Observations on Morbid Poisons With plates

Account of the Lazaretto in the Island of Madeira  with an enquiry into the various diseases called leprosy  in sacred and profane writers     Extracts from the second edition of Observations on Morbid Poisons   With plates  Author
ISBN-10 BL:A0021707345
Release 1806
Pages 28
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The Making of the Indebted Man

The Making of the Indebted Man Author Maurizio Lazzarato
ISBN-10 1584351152
Release 2012
Pages 199
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Has become a major concern of economic and political leaders. In The Making of the Indebted Man, Maurizio Lazzarato shows that, far from being a threat to the capitalist economy, debt lies at the very core of the neoliberal project. Through a reading of Karl Marx's lesser-known youthful writings on John Mill, and a rereading of writings by Friedrich Nietzsche, Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, and Michel Foucault, Lazzarato demonstrates that debt is above all a political construction, and that the creditor/debtor relation is the fundamental social relation of Western societies.Debt cannot be reduced to a simple economic mechanism, for it is also a technique of "public safety" through which individual and collective subjectivities are governed and controlled. Its aim is to minimize the uncertainty of the time and behavior of the governed. We are forever sinking further into debt to the State, to private insurance, and, on a more general level, to corporations.



Bulletin

Bulletin Author North Carolina. Dept. of Agriculture
ISBN-10 UCAL:B2950013
Release 1913
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Reminiscences of Childhood at Inverkeithing

Reminiscences of Childhood at Inverkeithing Author James Simson
ISBN-10 OXFORD:590912948
Release 1882
Pages 87
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The Book of Harlan

The Book of Harlan Author Bernice L. McFadden
ISBN-10 9781617754548
Release 2016-04-11
Pages 400
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WINNER of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work (Fiction) A Washington Post Notable Book of 2016 "Simply miraculous...As her saga becomes ever more spellbinding, so does the reader's astonishment at the magic she creates. This is a story about the triumph of the human spirit over bigotry, intolerance and cruelty, and at the center of The Book of Harlan is the restorative force that is music.” --Washington Post “Another one of Bernice L. McFadden’s masterpieces…McFadden took me on a melodious literary journey through time and place—complex, real, beautifully raw, and necessary…McFadden’s prose lingers, giving me courage to stay committed to telling authentic stories that, while revealing of unspeakable truths, serve to unite us all.” --The Millions "I've finally discovered a writer I should've been reading for years!...McFadden has a gift for placing her characters into the vivid history swirling around them, but keeping their emotional experience front and center in the story. There's a Zora Neale Hurston sensibility to the way she does that." --MPR News, Kerri Miller's Must-Read "McFadden's writing breaks the heart--and then heals it again. The perspective of a black man in a concentration camp is unique and harrowing and this is a riveting, worthwhile read." --Toronto Star "The Book of Harlan is an incredible read. Bernice McFadden…has created an amazing novel that speaks to lesser known aspects of the African-American experience and illuminates the human heart and spirit. Her spare prose is rich in details that convey deep emotions and draw the reader in. This fictional narrative of Harlan Elliot’s life is firmly grounded amidst real people and places—prime historical fiction, and the best book I have read this year.” --Historical Novels Review, Editors’ Choice "McFadden packs a powerful punch with tight prose and short chapters that bear witness to key events in early twentieth-century history: both World Wars, the Great Depression, and the Great Migration. Partly set in the Jim Crow South, the novel succeeds in showing the prevalence of racism all across the country--whether implemented through institutionalized mechanisms or otherwise. Playing with themes of divine justice and the suffering of the righteous, McFadden presents a remarkably crisp portrait of one average man's extraordinary bravery in the face of pure evil." --Booklist, Starred review "Through this character portrait of Harlan, McFadden has constructed a vivid, compelling narrative that makes historical fiction an accessible, literary window into the African-American past and some of the contemporary dilemmas of the present." --Publishers Weekly “McFadden’s impressive achievement offers us a window into the often very difficult lives of African Americans from the Jim Crow era up to the present--and, unexpectedly, in wartime Germany. Highly recommended for showing us that however badly black citizens have historically been treated, black lives matter.” --Library Journal The Book of Harlan opens with the courtship of Harlan's parents and his 1917 birth in Macon, Georgia. After his prominent minister grandfather dies, Harlan and his parents move to Harlem, where he eventually becomes a professional musician. When Harlan and his best friend, trumpeter Lizard Robbins, are invited to perform at a popular cabaret in the Parisian enclave of Montmartre--affectionately referred to as "The Harlem of Paris" by black American musicians--Harlan jumps at the opportunity, convincing Lizard to join him. But after the City of Light falls under Nazi occupation, Harlan and Lizard are thrown into Buchenwald--the notorious concentration camp in Weimar, Germany--irreparably changing the course of Harlan's life. Based on exhaustive research and told in McFadden's mesmeric prose, The Book of Harlan skillfully blends the stories of McFadden's familial ancestors with those of real and imagined characters.



The Personal History of Rachel DuPree

The Personal History of Rachel DuPree Author Ann Weisgarber
ISBN-10 9781101190364
Release 2010-08-12
Pages 336
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An award-winning novel with incredible heart, about life on the prairie as it's rarely been seen When Rachel, hired help in a Chicago boardinghouse, falls in love with Isaac, the boardinghouse owner's son, he makes her a bargain: he'll marry her, but only if she gives up her 160 acres from the Homestead Act so he can double his share. She agrees, and together they stake their claim in the forebodingly beautiful South Dakota Badlands. Fourteen years later, in the summer of 1917, the cattle are bellowing with thirst. It hasn't rained in months, and supplies have dwindled. Pregnant, and struggling to feed her family, Rachel is isolated by more than just geography. She is determined to give her surviving children the life they deserve, but she knows that her husband, a fiercely proud former Buffalo Soldier, will never leave his ranch: black families are rare in the West, and land means a measure of equality with the white man. Somehow Rachel must find the strength to do what is right-for herself, and for her children. Reminiscent of The Color Purple as well as the frontier novels of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Willa Cather, The Personal History of Rachel DuPree opens a window on the little-known history of African American homesteaders and gives voice to an extraordinary heroine who embodies the spirit that built America.



The Wedding Gift

The Wedding Gift Author Marlen Suyapa Bodden
ISBN-10 9781250026125
Release 2013-09-24
Pages 320
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In 1852, when prestigious Alabama plantation owner Cornelius Allen gives his daughter Clarissa's hand in marriage, she takes with her a gift: Sarah—her slave and her half-sister. Raised by an educated mother, Clarissa is not the proper Southern belle she appears to be, with ambitions of loving whom she chooses. Sarah equally hides behind the façade of being a docile house slave as she plots to escape. Both women bring these tumultuous secrets and desires with them to their new home, igniting events that spiral into a tale beyond what you ever imagined possible. Told through the alternating viewpoints of Sarah and Theodora Allen, Cornelius' wife, Marlen Suyapa Bodden's The Wedding Gift is an intimate portrait of slavery and the 19th Century South that will leave readers breathless.



The Railwayman s Wife

The Railwayman s Wife Author Ashley Hay
ISBN-10 9781501112171
Release 2016-04-05
Pages 288
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""An absorbing and uplifting read."--M.L. Stedman, author of The Light Between Oceans "This is a book in which grief and love are so entwined they make a new and wonderful kind of sense."--Fiona McFarlane, author of The Night Guest Amidst the strange, silent aftermath of World War II, a widow, a poet, and a doctor search for lasting peace and fresh beginnings in this internationally acclaimed, award-winning novel. When Anikka Lachlan's husband, Mac, is killed in a railway accident, she is offered--and accepts--a job at the Railway Institute's library and searches there for some solace in her unexpectedly new life. But in Thirroul, in 1948, she's not the only person trying to chase dreams through books. There's Roy McKinnon, who found poetry in the mess of war, but who has now lost his words and his hope. There's Frank Draper, trapped by the guilt of those his medical treatment and care failed on their first day of freedom. All three struggle to find their own peace, and their own new story. But along with the firming of this triangle of friendship and a sense of lives inching towards renewal come other extremities--and misunderstandings. In the end, love and freedom can have unexpected ways of expressing themselves. The Railwayman's Wife explores the power of beginnings and endings, and how hard it can sometimes be to tell them apart. Most of all, it celebrates love in all its forms, and the beauty of discovering that loving someone can be as extraordinary as being loved yourself"--



Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal

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ISBN-10 CHI:79167141
Release 1837
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