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The Personal History of Rachel DuPree: A Novel
by Ann Weisgarber

Published: 2011-07-26
Paperback : 336 pages
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Soon to be a Major Motion Picture Starring Emmy Award Winner and Oscar Nominee Viola Davis; "An eye-opening look at the little-explored area of a black frontier woman in the American West." --Chicago Sun-Times

Praised by Alice Walker and many other bestselling writers, The Personal ...
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Soon to be a Major Motion Picture Starring Emmy Award Winner and Oscar Nominee Viola Davis; "An eye-opening look at the little-explored area of a black frontier woman in the American West." --Chicago Sun-Times

Praised by Alice Walker and many other bestselling writers, The Personal History of Rachel DuPree is an award-winning debut novel with incredible heart about life on the prairie as it's rarely been seen. Reminiscent of The Color Purple, as well as the frontier novels of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Willa Cather, it opens a window on the little-known history of African American homesteaders and gives voice to an extraordinary heroine who embodies the spirit that built America.

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We contacted the author who was extremely gracious in agreeing to a telephone chat with our bookclub. She was very entertaining and provided excellent insight into her book and journey to becoming an author.
by ncvlib (see profile) 12/08/10

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Have the author do a call in. She was wonderful to listen to.
by JodiJordan (see profile) 12/08/10

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  "The Personal History of Rachel DuPree"by ncvlib (see profile) 12/08/10

Captivating debut that draws the reader in right from the begining. A pioneer story of an African-American family who settle in the South Dakota Badlands. Sacrifice, hardships and determination very reminscent... (read more)

 
  "Personal History of Rachel DuPree"by JodiJordan (see profile) 12/08/10

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