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Wildflowers in the Snow

Wildflowers in the Snow by Carolyn Wing Greenlee

The gentle title and cover of this book belie its fierce heart and ten years of struggling to find a voice after generations of fear and silence. Speaking through the voices of her ancestors and the Chinese who labored to build this country, wresting through issues of womanhood, aging, ailing parents, difficult relationships, seeking and questioning God, discovering the blessings of adversity, celebrating the joys of grandchildren and creative gifts, Carolyn explores identity, life, and voice, not just for the Chinese, but for all who pioneer new lands, sacrificing to make a better place for those who are yet to come.

Review Quotes

Hers is a singular, tenacious, gritty, authentic, tender, and alluring voice which captivates the heart and engages the soul. Wildflowers in the Snow is not so much a collection of poems as it is an irrepressible summons to live our lives spiritedly, compassionately, and courageously. — Calder Lowe, Executive Editor, “The Montserrat Review”

Carolyn has perfect pitch in her writing…the outsider using sleek illuminations to light her way home… — Jay Bail, Editor, “The Book Reader”

A Gift of Puppies

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A Gift of Puppies by Carolyn Wing Greenlee

…In this book, you will read about the feelings of many puppy raisers, and you will hear from others, such as breeder custodians, that are all important contributors to the life cycle of a service animal. You’ll understand their joys and heartbreaks, what it is like to take a cute bundle of fur into their homes, to deal with shredded shoes and little puddles on the carpet. You’ll count the shadows of developing puppies on a sonogram as they grow inside their mother. You’ll join puppy raisers when they drop off their mature dog for training, and you’ll experience the joy of watching a very special and highly educated Dog make a difference in another person’s life.

So, turn the page quickly and join us for a very special adventure. And, perhaps you’ll want to join this very special volunteer lifestyle and make a difference in a puppy’s life and that of a very lucky human.

G. Morgan Watkins
Acting President and CEO
Guide Dogs for the Blind
July 2010 – December 2011

Other books with Guide Dogs

A Gift of Dogs

Steady Hedy

A Gift of Dogs

Also available on Kindle and iBooks.

A Gift of Dogs by Carolyn Wing Greenlee

This book is not only about guide dogs, remarkable as they are. It’s each person’s unique story of making peace with what has been called the Nation’s Number One Most Feared Disability.

As a sighted person reading this book, you may catch a glimpse of what it’s like for the blind and visually impaired, and marvel at their tenacity and determination to overcome the adversities they have faced. If you are blind or visually impaired, you may find comfort, a sense of community, and possibly hope in the knowledge that others have gone before you into the dark and have found their way — some with patience, some with humor, some kicking and screaming, and some with delight. Each of these solitary journeys is unique, but they all have one thing in common — a gift of dogs.

Other books with Guide Dogs

A Gift of Puppies

Steady Hedy

Steady Hedy

Also available on Kindle

Steady Hedy by Carolyn Wing Greenlee

In this intimate and honest memoir, Greenlee shares surprising lessons and adventures she encountered after the devastation of her sudden and profound loss of vision. She takes readers past the gates of Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael, California, and into the 28 days of intensive training that’s required to graduate with a guide dog. Surrounded by a supportive community of staff and students, Greenlee faces the bondage of her Confucian upbringing and finds freedom far beyond mobility with a guide dog.

Other books with Guide Dogs

A Gift of Puppies

A Gift of Dogs

Eternal River, Vol III

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Eternal River, Volume III: The Next Thirty Years by Carolyn Wing Greenlee

from the Foreword by JoAnn Levy

It’s hard to know where to start praising this book. Within its pages we find a family saga, a scientific treatise, personal confession, spiritual declaration, California history, entrepreneurial inspiration, and the loving testament of a devoted daughter whose humility likely prevents her from acknowledging, and possibly even recognizing, what she has achieved here. …

This account of one American family, of the immigrant experience, and of the power of story, connects all of us to the great good fortune of living in this country. And of how much we owe those ancestors courageous enough to leave family, country, and culture behind to forge a new life in the New World and make possible the good fortune for those to follow.

JoAnn Levy, Author
They Saw the Elephant
Daughter of Joy

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Eternal River, Volume III: The Next Thirty Years, is part of the Wing family memoirs, which include:

Son of South Mountain & Dust

Inside the Oy Quong Laundry

Eternal River, Vol I: The Early Years

Eternal River, Vol II: The Claremont Years

Eternal River, Vol II

Eternal River, Vol II: The Claremont Years by Carolyn Wing Greenlee

Things were vastly different in 1951 when Tom and Kay Wing moved their family to Claremont, California. At age 4, their daughter Carolyn was about to spend the next 13 years experiencing life from the inside of their custom house, being reared in the combination of old Chinese and new American ideas that her parents chose from navigating their own difficult pasts. With brilliant, dynamic, powerful parents, and an older sister who excelled at everything; through the rigors of childhood, the brutality of junior high and the awkwardness of high school, Carolyn must fight for a place of her own. With great insight and humor, Carolyn Wing Greenlee tells of these years in a way that is poignant, captivating and deeply touching.

Eternal River, Vol II: The Claremont Years is part in a series of the Wing family memoirs, which includes:

Son of South Mountain & Dust

Inside the Oy Quong Laundry

Eternal River, Vol I: The Early Years

Eternal River, Vol III: The Next Thirty Years

Eternal River, Vol I

Eternal River, Vol I: The Early Years by Carolyn Wing Greenlee

An American memoir: Overcoming conflicts within Confucian culture, and the era when Chinese Americans are not welcome in White neighborhoods, Tom and Kathleen Wing forge their way with ingenuity and grit, and the support of loyal friends who open doors for them that society had locked. Eternal River is a celebration of Tom and Kay’s endurance, courage and determination, and their creative contributions to American life.

Eternal River, Vol I: The Early Years is part in a series of the Wing family memoirs, which include:

Son of South Mountain & Dust

Inside the Oy Quong Laundry

Eternal River, Vol II: The Claremont Years

Eternal River, Vol III: The Next Thirty Years