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Title:Cane River
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Publisher:Grand Central Publishing
ISBN:0446678457
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Number of Pages:522
Category:Historical fiction, Fiction, Historical

Cane River by Lalita Tademy

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Cane River A i New York Times i bestseller and Oprah s Book Club Pick the unique and deeply moving saga of four generations of African American women whose journey from slavery to freedom begins on a Creole plantation in Louisiana b .

Beginning with her great great great great grandmother a slave owned by a Creole family Lalita Tademy chronicles four generations of strong determined black women as they battle injustice to unite their family and forge success on their own terms They are women whose lives begin in slavery who weather the Civil War and who grapple with contradictions of emancipation Jim Crow and the pre Civil Rights South As she peels back layers of racial and cultural attitudes Tademy paints a remarkable picture of rural Louisiana and the resilient spirit of one unforgettable family .

There is Elisabeth who bears both a proud legacy and the yoke of bondage her youngest daughter Suzette who is the first to discover the promise and heartbreak of freedom Suzette s strong willed daughter Philomene who uses a determination born of tragedy to reunite her family and gain unheard of economic independence and Emily Philomene s spirited daughter who fights to secure her children s just due and preserve their dignity and future .

Meticulously researched and beautifully written i Cane River i presents a slice of American history never before seen in such piercing and personal detail .

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b A i New York Times i bestseller and Oprah s Book Club Pick the unique and deeply moving saga of four generations of African American women whose journey from slavery to freedom begins on a Creole plantation in Louisiana b br br Beginning with her great great great great grandmother a slave owned by a Creole family Lalita Tademy chronicles four generations of strong determined black women as they battle injustice to unite their family and forge success on their own terms They are women whose lives begin in slavery who weather the Civil War and who grapple with contradictions of emancipation Jim Crow and the pre Civil Rights South As she peels back layers of racial and cultural attitudes Tademy paints a remarkable picture of rural Louisiana and the resilient spirit of one unforgettable family br br There is Elisabeth who bears both a proud legacy and the yoke of bondage her youngest daughter Suzette who is the first to discover the promise and heartbreak of freedom Suzette s strong willed daughter Philomene who uses a determination born of tragedy to reunite her family and gain unheard of economic independence and Emily Philomene s spirited daughter who fights to secure her children s just due and preserve their dignity and future br br Meticulously researched and beautifully written i Cane River i presents a slice of American history never before seen in such piercing and personal detail br br, From the author of the New York Times bestseller Cane River comes the paperback debut of an epic work of fiction that tells the dramatic intertwining story of two families and their struggles to make a place for themselves in a country deeply divided in the aftermath of the Civil War, The i New York Times i bestselling author of the Oprah Book Club Pick i Cane River i brings us the evocative story of a once enslaved man who buys his freedom after serving as a translator during the American Indian Wars and his granddaughter who sustains his legacy of courage br br Cow Tom born into slavery in Alabama in and sold to a Creek Indian chief before his tenth birthday possessed an extraordinary gift the ability to master languages As the new country developed westward and Indians settlers and blacks came into constant contact Cow Tom became a key translator for his Creek master and was hired out to US military generals His talent earned him money but would it also grant him freedom And what would become of him and his family in the aftermath of the Civil War and the Indian Removal westward br br Cow Tom s legacy lives on especially in the courageous spirit of his granddaughter Rose She rises to leadership of the family as they struggle against political and societal hostility intent on keeping blacks and Indians oppressed But through it all her grandfather s indelible mark of courage inspires her in mind in spirit and in a family legacy that never dies br br Written in two parts portraying the parallel lives of Cow Tom and Rose i Citizens Creek i is a beautifully rendered novel that takes the reader deep into a little known chapter of American history It is a breathtaking tale of identity community family and above all the power of an individual s will to make a difference, All the Women in My Family Sing is an anthology documenting the experiences of women of color at the dawn of the twenty first century It is a vital collection of prose and poetry whose topics range from the pressures of being the vice president of a Fortune Company to escaping the killing fields of Cambodia to the struggles inside immigration identity romance and self worth These brief trenchant essays capture the aspirations and wisdom of women of color as they exercise autonomy creativity and dignity and build bridges to heal the brokenness in today s turbulent world Sixty nine authors African American Asian American Chicana Native American Cameroonian South African Korean LGBTQI lend their voices to broaden cross cultural understanding and to build bridges to each other s histories and daily experiences of life America Ferrera s essay is from her powerful speech at the Women s March in Washington D C Natalie Baszile writes about her travels to Louisiana to research Queen Sugar and finding the painful truths her father experienced in the belly of segregation Porochista Khakpour tells us what it is like to fly across America under the Muslim travel ban Lalita Tademy writes about her transition from top executive at Sun Microsystems to NY Times bestselling author This anthology is monumental and timely as human rights and justice are being challenged around the world It is a watershed title not only written but produced entirely by women of color including the publishing editing process management book cover design and promotions Our vision is to empower underrepresented voices and to impact the world of publishing in America particularly important in a time when of people who work in publishing self identify as white as found recently in a study by Lee amp Low Books and reported on NPR