The Resource Essie's roses, Michelle Muriel

Essie's roses, Michelle Muriel

Label
Essie's roses
Title
Essie's roses
Statement of responsibility
Michelle Muriel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Growing up in the Deep South during the years leading to the Civil War, two young girls find freedom on a hillside overlooking Westland, an Alabama plantation. Essie Mae, an intuitive, intelligent slave girl, and Evie Winthrop, the sheltered, imaginative dreamer and planter's daughter, strike up a secret friendship that thrives amidst the shadows of abuse. Told from the viewpoint of four women: Katherine Winthrop, kind mistress and unexpected heiress to her father's small, cotton plantation; Delly, her sassy and beloved house slave; Essie Mae, her slave girl; and Evie Winthrop, Katherine's only child, Essie's Roses tells of forbidden relationships flourishing in secret behind Westland's protective trees and treasured roses. After scandal befalls Westland, Evie and Essie, aged nineteen, travel to Richmond, Virginia, to escape their abusive pasts. There, they face the gross indecencies and divisions leading to the War Between the States. Though the horrors of slavery and discrimination prompt action, Evie and Essie's struggles lie within. The secrets they hold and the pain of the past lead them away from one another and back home again. A story about a black slave who frees a white woman, Essie's Roses reveals the innocence of children's friendships, the diverse meanings of freedom, the significance of a dream, and the power of love. In their efforts to save each other, will the women of Westland find the true freedom they desire?
Cataloging source
NOG
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Muriel, Michelle
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Female friendship
  • Race relations
  • Slavery
  • Plantation life
  • Alabama
  • Virginia
Label
Essie's roses, Michelle Muriel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780990938323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)930035417
  • 831773
  • (OCoLC)ocn930035417
  • 831773
Label
Essie's roses, Michelle Muriel
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780990938323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)930035417
  • 831773
  • (OCoLC)ocn930035417
  • 831773

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