A New York Times bestseller and Oprah’s Book Club Pick-the unique and deeply moving saga of four generations of African-American women whose journey. Cane River is a family saga by Lalita Tademy. It was chosen as an Oprah’s Book Club selection. In a blend of fact and fiction, Tademy tells the story of four. Summary and reviews of Cane River by Lalita Tademy, plus links to a book excerpt from Cane River and author biography of Lalita Tademy.

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The key thing is, is that this novel was based on Lalita Tademy’s own family history. This was an Oprah Book. Showing of reviews. Engrossing, wonderfully and vividly written, your emotions go up and down with the characters’.

It covers a particular time diver history that I always love to get lost in. I come from two long lines of strong women. It was a relief to not have to cringe when I was reading. Generations had been sacrificed for his look.

I read Cane River for Language Caen class, and it did not help my reading experience. It was a step that not only set him apart as a man who thinks for himself, but also a step to break the cycle that T. Even though I felt compassion for Joseph, his arrogance and sense of entitlement is what led to his downfall and eventually cost him everything. Innine-year-old Suzette, the “cocoa-colored” house servant of a Creole planter family, has aspirations to read, to live always in a “big house” and maybe even to marry into the relatively Wonderful and Soulful Publishers description: She calls it fiction, though, because she had to elaborate and add rich detail to the simple stories she had been told of her grandmothers laita her.

I didn’t expect the level of Memoirs of Hadrianbut reading historical fiction shouldn’t feel like trawling through poorly disguised plagiarism. And the fact that canee author wrote the book as something of a voyage of discovery of her own rievr roots, just makes it that much more bittersweet after you become so invested in characters from whom she is actually descended.


The ending of the book had me upset knowing that after all that Emily had endured and survived, society still made sure that she knew her place. Nevertheless, I found the novel riveting and meticulously written. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, lalitx your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Refresh and try again.

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Probing deeper for her family’s roots, Tademy soon found herself swept up in an obsessive two-year odyssey-and leaving her corporate career for the little Louisiana farming community of The book covers the civil war, the end of slavery and the kalita of the Jim Crow era. Set up a giveaway. They are no heroes, they’re criminals and should go down in history as such.

Buy the selected items together This item: I am always wary when it comes to books written by regular people who decided to discover their family history. They were married well together, but as the story shifts to different generations, sometimes one or the other gets lost.

Wonderful and Soulful Publishers description: Sep 16, Leslie rated it really liked it. Generation after generation struggle with the laljta of being of dark skin in the South, as her daughters and granddaughters bear children to white plantation owners against their will, finally using the desires of these white men against them to better the lives lalit their children.

They were women whose lives began in slavery, who weathered the Civil War, and who grappled with the contradictions of emancipation through the turbulent early years of the twentieth century. Starting with tadeny great-grandmother, Elisabeth, through three generations, the women who chose or were forced to bear children of the French men, the family becomes a lighter skin color.

However, once I diver reading, I was unable to stop. Black women have laliga been strong and these women persevered, no matter what! The author, Lalita, is of the seventh generation down from Elizabeth in a mixed-race family who went through the tough times of slavery and discrimination from as early as the 17th century. Tademy actually had me feeling sorry for a man who couldn’t defend a family that he knew would never be accepted. This is their story.


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.

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I did not read anything about a brutal rape of a …more No. A Novel Oprah’s Book Club. Innine-year-old Suzette, the “cocoa-colored” house servant of a Creole planter family, has aspirations to read, to live always in a yb house” and maybe even to marry into the relatively privileged world of the gens de couleur libre.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. In her latest work, Citizens CreekTademy 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.

All of these women are different, and they all go through different trials and tribulations, but they all have one thing in common: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. But none of them, to my knowledge, had to suffer the indignities of slavery. Suzette and Philomene never actually have a choice in who the father of their children will be, but their perseverance, resourcefulness, and pure grit is impressive.

They never lose hope, and they stick together, despite the occasional spats. Though born in Virginia, where she had two sons by her white master, Elisabeth had to leave them when she was sold to the present French family, the Derbannes.

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