We wanted to do something special to commemorate our 5th year as Carrick Publishing. What could be better than a tribute to our stellar authors?
Our heartfelt gratitude to each of you for the beautiful words you’ve entrusted to us.
We’re thrilled to bring you this exceptional literary novel by Claudette C. Jeffrey: The Color of Life.
The Color of Life is ‘coming-of-age’ at its finest. This second book in the Claire Soublet series gathers the thread of recent American history to spin the tale of Sera, a woman of color who ‘passes for white’ in New Orleans.
When 23 year-old Claire Soublet arrives in New York City to begin her new life, she has no idea that after only four days a situation will arise forcing her to return to New Orleans. Growing up mired in years of hardship and being abandoned by family through death and disinterest, she manages to scratch and claw her way out of that life. And, in the process, she earns a college education.
Back in New Orleans and not ready to succumb to her old way of life, she enlists the help of her high school friend. They devise a plan to, once again, get Claire out of her hometown. With their new-found relationship, they return to New York together.
Claudette Carrida Jeffrey, a native New Orleanian, is a retired teacher who lives in Northern California. The Color of Life is her second installment in a four-book series.
Book one, A Brown Paper Bag and A Fine Tooth Comb (2012), begins the coming of age story of Claire Soublet, a young Creole of Color growing up in 1940s and 50s New Orleans.
From the Carrick home to yours, we wish you Peace, Joy, Health and Happiness, now and throughout 2015!
May you close this year with a sense of accomplishment and face the next with passion, spirit and purpose.
And this, above all: Love.
The warmth and light of a home filled with laughter and goodwill.
All of this we wish for you.
See you on the other side of MIDNIGHT!