Lazaretto

Title : Lazaretto
Author : Diane McKinney-Whetstone
Publisher : Harper Collins
ISBN 13 : 9780062126986
Date : 2016-04-12

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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

Title : Lazaretto
Author : Diane McKinney-Whetstone
Publisher : Harper Paperbacks
ISBN 13 : 0062126970
Date : 2017-04-11

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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

Title : Tumbling
Author : Diane Mckinney-whetstone
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN 13 : 9780684837246
Date : 1997-04-09

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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.

Lazaretto

Title : Lazaretto
Author : Caitlin Templeton
Publisher :
ISBN 13 : 1523622555
Date : 2016-02-16

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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.

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

Title : 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 :
Publisher :
ISBN 13 : BL:A0021707345
Date : 1806

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has been writing in one form or another for most of his life. You can find so many inspiration from 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 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full 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 book for free.

Account of the lazaretto in the island of Madeira with an enquiry into the various diseases called leprosy in sacred and profane writers

Title : 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
Publisher :
ISBN 13 : OXFORD:600019688
Date : 1806

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Joseph Adams has been writing in one form or another for most of his life. You can find so many inspiration from Account of the lazaretto in the island of Madeira with an enquiry into the various diseases called leprosy in sacred and profane writers also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Account of the lazaretto in the island of Madeira with an enquiry into the various diseases called leprosy in sacred and profane writers book for free.

CHILDHOOD AT INVERKEITHING OR LIFE AT A LAZARETTO

Title : CHILDHOOD AT INVERKEITHING OR LIFE AT A LAZARETTO
Author : JAMES SIMSON
Publisher :
ISBN 13 : OXFORD:600014427
Date : 1882

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JAMES SIMSON has been writing in one form or another for most of his life. You can find so many inspiration from CHILDHOOD AT INVERKEITHING OR LIFE AT A LAZARETTO also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full CHILDHOOD AT INVERKEITHING OR LIFE AT A LAZARETTO book for free.

The Book of Harlan

Title : The Book of Harlan
Author : Bernice L. McFadden
Publisher : Thorndike Press Large Print
ISBN 13 : 1410497925
Date : 2017

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During WWII, two African American musicians are captured by the Nazis in Paris and imprisoned at the Buchenwald concentration camp.

The Making of the Indebted Man

Title : The Making of the Indebted Man
Author : Maurizio Lazzarato
Publisher : Semiotext
ISBN 13 : 1584351152
Date : 2012

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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.

Reminiscences of Childhood at Inverkeithing

Title : Reminiscences of Childhood at Inverkeithing
Author : James Simson
Publisher :
ISBN 13 : OXFORD:590912948
Date : 1882

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