Flowers in the Blood

Flowers in the Blood

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by Gay Courter
     
 

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In Gay Courter’s bestselling sweeping saga, beautiful Dinah Sassoon, daughter of an affluent opium trader and pillar of Calcutta’s tight-knit Jewish community, sees her privileged future destroyed when her mother is mysteriously murdered. This tragic event leaves Dinah dishonored and virtually unmarriageable…until Edwin Salem, offering…  See more details below

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In Gay Courter’s bestselling sweeping saga, beautiful Dinah Sassoon, daughter of an affluent opium trader and pillar of Calcutta’s tight-knit Jewish community, sees her privileged future destroyed when her mother is mysteriously murdered. This tragic event leaves Dinah dishonored and virtually unmarriageable…until Edwin Salem, offering unconditional love, sparks her indomitable spirit and passionate ambition. Exotic and richly textured, Flowers in the Blood rings to life a nineteenth-century India never before portrayed. Irresistible in its storytelling power, it is one of the finest novels set in India.

Editorial Reviews

Janet Kaye
"A novel of Jews in India…Compelling, informative, absorbing.”
Jim Kobak
"Exhilarating…Suspenseful!”
Sid Abrams
“A fascinating tale…Meticulously researched…Delves deeply into the history of the Jewish People in India.”
Roberta Lisker
"An epic, well-researched historical novel of the life of a wealthy Jewish family set in 19th-century India. The first-person narration grabs readers from the start with the murder of the mother of the main character, Dinah Sassoon."
Lauren Kermode
"Flowers in the Blood" enthralled me. Aside from its being well written and engaging from the very first page, it is an exotic account of a little know piece of world history: the J opium trade in turn-of-the-century India. In addition, its descriptions of the countryside, the mountains, the cities of that place and time make "Flowers in the Blood" an armchair adventure. I was drained by the end of the journey."
New York Times Book Review - Janet Kaye
"A novel of Jews in India…Compelling, informative, absorbing.”
Kirkus Review - Jim Kobak
"Exhilarating…Suspenseful!”
Cleveland Plain Dealer - Sid Abrams
“A fascinating tale…Meticulously researched…Delves deeply into the history of the Jewish People in India.”
Library Journal - Roberta Lisker
"An epic, well-researched historical novel of the life of a wealthy Jewish family set in 19th-century India. The first-person narration grabs readers from the start with the murder of the mother of the main character, Dinah Sassoon."
Amazon - Lauren Kermode
"Flowers in the Blood" enthralled me. Aside from its being well written and engaging from the very first page, it is an exotic account of a little know piece of world history: the J opium trade in turn-of-the-century India. In addition, its descriptions of the countryside, the mountains, the cities of that place and time make "Flowers in the Blood" an armchair adventure. I was drained by the end of the journey."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617500275
Publisher:
Egret E-Book Editions
Publication date:
11/10/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
615
Sales rank:
84,526
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

GAY COURTER HAS WORKED CONTINUOUSLY IN FILM AND television production since graduation from Antioch College and has produced more than 200 documentary and educational films. She is author of five bestselling novels with over three million copies in print worldwide including The Midwife, The Midwife’s Advice, Code Ezra, River of Dreams, and Flowers in the Blood. Her non-fiction works include The Beansprout Book and I Speak For This Child, and How To Survive Your Husband’s Midlife Crisis.
Gay has served as a volunteer in the Florida Guardian Ad Litem program since 1989 in which she acts as the court appointed advocate for neglected and abused children. Her book about her experiences, I Speak For This Child: True Stories of a Child Advocate, brought national attention to the cause. She has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Day One, NBC Weekend Edition, and in Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor and other national publications as an expert on these issues and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
Gay has also received the Child Advocate of the Year award in Florida for her work as a Guardian Ad Litem, the Sharon Solomon Child Advocate Award from the Florida Center for Children and Youth, and special recognition from the Florida Chapter of American Women in Radio and Television, Inc. for her work on Where’s My Chance? The Case for Our Children, which also won an Emmy. Gay received her second Emmy from the National Academy of Arts and Television Sciences, Suncoast Chapter, for a series of public service announcements called Solutions for America’s Children. She has been selected as one of the 10 most admired women in Citrus County twice—in the community service and arts categories. In 2004, Gay, her husband, Philip, and daughter, Ashley, jointly won the Angels in Adoption award from the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.
Gay is married to her collaborator in documentary films, Philip Courter. They have produced almost hundred films on child welfare topics and specialize in media about children’s issues and strengthening family. Clients include National CASA, the National Council of Family and Juvenile Judges, the Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, and the North American Council on Adoptable Children. www.gaycourter.com.

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Flowers in the Blood 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story is long but absorbing..It takes you on a fantastic journey through the lives of the JEWS of Calcuta India. I could smell the land, feel the moist damp air and hear the elephants as the heroine goes on an elephant hunt.It addresses the opium trade which at one time was legal and smoked by many..It made me realize that yes drugs and addiction have been around for a very long time fortunes have been made on it and many have seen their demise from it.. A well done book.
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