Cane River

Cane River

A Novel

Book - 2001
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Based on the author's own search of her family's past, Cane River is an epic novel based on the lives of four generations of African-American women. Beginning with Tademy's great-great-great-great-grandmother, Elisabeth, this is a saga that sweeps from the early days of slavery through the Civil War and into a pre-Civil Rights South--a unique and moving slice of America's past that will resonate with readers for years to come. Photos throughout.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, c2001
ISBN: 9780446527323
Call Number: TADEMY, L


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Mar 08, 2018

This book is by far my favourite read of my adult life . Highly recommended

I love that the author was so passionate about this book that she quit her corporate job to track down her ancestry. She did an excellent job crafting an original story about three generations of women in her family based on her research. The characters were very believable with real struggles.

Apr 06, 2015

I recently visited the Cane River Creole National Park in Natchez, Louisiana, and was very interested to read this book. This is the story of several generations of Creole women from the same family, both slave and free, and was very well researched. Told in a fictionalized story that captured the beauty of the area and the harshness, and love of the lives lived by these women. I enjoyed all of the "extras" included in the book. These include numerous family trees, photographs and paintings of the characters.

LPL_KateG Mar 18, 2015

I am so glad I read this book. The author gives a gorgeous retelling of her family history (based mostly in fact, with some edits for narrative flow) through the voices of four generations of women. She provides family trees throughout, which I looked back at many times and really enhanced the narrative. The novel is emotional and heartbreaking but also inspiring.

prkmbc Sep 10, 2011

April 2004

Nov 08, 2007

this woman quit her job and researched her family tree. this is based on that research. 3 generations.


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Mar 03, 2011

Four or five generations of black and bi-racial women of a family from slavery to mid-20th century. Based on author's ascendants, but it is a novel. Louisiana Creole culture.


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