Yellow Crocus: A Novel

Yellow Crocus: A Novel

Laila Ibrahim


Moments after her delivery to the mistress of a sprawling Virginia plantation, Lisbeth Wainwright is entrusted to Mattie, an enslaved rainy nurse. From then on, Mattie serves as Lisbeth's stand-in mom, nursing her, making a song her to sleep, and soothing her within the evening. And but mothering Lisbeth tears Mattie clear of her personal child, Samuel, who lives within the slave quarters. growing to be up below Mattie's gentle care, Lisbeth adopts her traditions of prayer, making a song, consuming black-eyed peas, and looking for yellow crocuses within the spring. because the years cross, Lisbeth is drawn again into the white international, incomes a becoming know-how of the inequality of her and Mattie's stations. She struggles to reconcile her love for Mattie together with her mom and dad' expectancies for her destiny, reason on retaining the easiest of either worlds-until a bad betrayal forces her to settle on as soon as and for all. Yellow Crocus is a compelling novel of affection, loss, and redemption set in the course of the most sinister chapters of yankee historical past.

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