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Cane River - Lalita Tademy
Cane River
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The "New York Times" bestseller and Oprah's Book Club Pick--the unique and deeply moving epic of four generations of African-American women based on one family's ancestral past.
The "New York Times" bestseller and Oprah's Book Club Pick--the unique and deeply moving epic of four generations of African-American women based on one family's ancestral past.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780446678452 (0446678457)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 522
Edition language: English
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meganbaxter
meganbaxter rated it
Cane River is an odd mix of fiction and non-fiction, and I'm not sure it entirely works. It feels like trying to find the balance between the two constrains the narrative in ways that either one by itself would not. As non-fiction, it is limited by the availability of sources, and it truly seems lik...
Kinga's Books
Kinga's Books rated it
4.0 Lalita Tademy - Cane River
I am always wary when it comes to books written by regular people who decided to discover their family history. They, more often than not, are of interest only to the authors and their relatives. And they are usually badly written.Also, this was an "Oprah" book, so I was expecting lots of gooey 'wom...
Between The Bookends
Between The Bookends rated it
4.0 Cane River
I have always been drawn to the time period of this novel (1800's American Civil War etc) so I enjoyed this book immensely! A gorgeously written work of fiction based on actual people and events from the authors family lineage. I also enjoyed the photos and photocopies of documents sprinkled through...
With a dreamy, far off look...
With a dreamy, far off look... rated it
1.0
While I found it interesting that Tademy based this on her own family history, sixteen year old me was not pleased to read about how the women in her family were being raped by older white men generation after generation. Sure, I liked the main characters, especially Philomene, and was well aware th...
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