The Personal History of Rachel Dupree
Publish date: August 12th 2010
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Ann Weisgarber spent seven years on the research and writing of The Personal History of Rachel DuPree, her first novel, and has been rewarded for her efforts with several literary honors, including an Orange Prize nomination (the book was first published in England). The research enables Weisgarber ...
This is the kind of book that makes me joyful as a reader. It's immediately engrossing, it illuminates a life that is otherwise foreign to me, and paints real landscapes and situations I've never experienced. Set in 1917 at a ranch in South Dakota by the Badlands, the story is told by Rachel DuPre...
Anne Weisgarber 2009 novel (also her debut novel) follows the story of Rachel DuPree, the wife of Isaac DuPree a proud landowner in the South Dakota Badlands in the 1917. The lands have been recently caught in a bad drought, and Rachel is pregnant and struggling to feed her family. The events of the...
I couldn't finish it.
4.5 stars. Back cover blurb says: "[this book:] is an unforgettable novel about love and loyalty, homeland and belonging". I really enjoyed the story, even though it was pretty bleak throughout, with very few moments of lighter relief. I certainly found myself thinking several times of how gratef...
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