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Lalita Tademy

Autor(a) de Cane River

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About the Author

Lalita Tademy lives in Menlo Park, California. (Publisher Provided) Lalita Tademy is the New York Times Bestselling author of two historical novels. Her debut, Cane River, was Oprah¿s summer Book Pick in 2001, and her second novel, Red River, was selected as San Francisco¿s One City, One Book in mostrar mais 2007. Her third novel, Citizens Creek was published in November 2014. Before writing full-time, Lalita was Vice President and General Manager of several high technology companies in Silicon Valley. She was featured in Fortune¿s People on the Rise list, as well as Black Enterprise and Ebony. But her own interest led her to focus on her second career - writing. She has been featured in People Magazine, O Magazine, More Magazine, Good Housekeeping and The Today Show. She has also appeared as a speaker for the Library of Congress and National Book Festival. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Citizen’s Creek by Lalita Tademy is a historical fiction novel based on the real lives of a black man, Cow Tom, and his granddaughter, Rose.

Cow Tom showed a gift for languages and acted as the translator for his owner as well as being hired out to the US military during the war with the Seminoles in Florida. This service did not prevent him from being part of the “Remove” when the Creek Indians were moved to Indian Territory in Oklahoma. Eventually Cow Tom was responsible for the negotiation of the treaty of 1866 for the inclusion of the Black Creeks in the Creek Tribe.

The second part of the book deals with the life of Rose, the granddaughter of Cow Tom. She keeps Cow Tom’s legacy alive and rises to a position of authority. She ensures that both the Indians and the Blacks receive protection in regards to their lands and their freedom, and are ultimately to be regarded as Americans.

Citizen’s Creek covers a lot of little-known history and the author delivers her story in a lyrical prose that brings this story to life. While I preferred the first half of book which told of Cow Tom, this is ultimately a story of the importance of family, identity, and community.
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DeltaQueen50 | outras 11 resenhas | Mar 8, 2024 |
A trip to the south, visiting Natchitoches, LA and the area near there, I surprised to see this this book about the area, I'd meant to read long ago. I was totally captured by the story of these 4 women. Tademy does an excellent job capturing the lives of this extraordinary family as they struggle through. Based on Tademy's research into her own family heritage, she manages to recreate their heartbreaking, lives without attacking what happened and continues to happen. I agree that this is historical fiction of the highest order.… (mais)
EllenH | outras 53 resenhas | Mar 11, 2023 |
Jen-Lynn | outras 53 resenhas | Aug 1, 2022 |
A novelization of the author’s own family and a portrait of her grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother and the lives they carved out for themselves on plantations along the Cane River near Natchitoches, Louisiana

An interesting examination of how complicated our intersections with race are in this country.
etxgardener | outras 53 resenhas | Jul 24, 2022 |



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