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The Personal History of Rachel DuPree
by Ann Weisgarber

Published: 2008-07-30
Hardcover : 306 pages
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It is 1917 in the South Dakota Badlands, and summer has been hard. Fourteen years have passed since Rachel and Isaac DuPree left Chicago to stake a claim in this unforgiving land. Isaac, a former Buffalo Soldier, is fiercely proud: black families are rare in the West, and black ranchers even ...
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It is 1917 in the South Dakota Badlands, and summer has been hard. Fourteen years have passed since Rachel and Isaac DuPree left Chicago to stake a claim in this unforgiving land. Isaac, a former Buffalo Soldier, is fiercely proud: black families are rare in the West, and black ranchers even rarer. But it hasn't rained in months, the cattle bellow with thirst, and supplies are dwindling. Pregnant, and struggling to feed her family, Rachel is isolated by more than just geography.She is determined to give her surviving children the life they deserve, but she knows that her husband will never leave his ranch: land means a measure of equality with the white man, and Isaac DuPree is not about to give it up just because times are hard. Somehow Rachel must find the strength to do what is right - for her children, for her husband, and for herself. Moving and majestic, "The Personal History of Rachel DuPree" is an unforgettable novel about love and loyalty, homeland and belonging. Above all, it is the story of one woman's courage in the face of the most punishing adversity.

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  "Good read"by ShanaM (see profile) 09/11/13

 
  "the personal history of rachel dupree"by grannan (see profile) 09/11/13

Wonderful book, with many puzzles to work out and think about. Highly recommend.

 
  "The Personal History of Rachel DuPree"by hedyL (see profile) 05/18/11

Very interesting read! From the opening to the end it kept me interested.

 
  "Rachel DuPree"by wprince (see profile) 05/10/11

It grabbed me from the first chapter. Very well-written, and it was great to hear from the author!

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