Cane River

Cane River

Large Print - 2001
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Cane River is an isolated community that lies on a small river in central Louisiana. There in the early 19th century, slaves, free people of color, and Creole French planters lived and worked, loved and bore children. The author discovered her amazing heritage there and chronicles four generations of strong, determined black women.
Publisher: Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, c2001
ISBN: 9780786233724
Branch Call Number: LP F Tad
Characteristics: 645 p


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Chapel_Hill_MaiaJ Mar 07, 2018

Cane River presents a beautifully written and incredibly well-researched saga of four generations of strong and resilient women who journey from slavery to freedom, facing tragedies, injustice, and the contradictions of freedom and Jim Crow in pre-Civil Rights rural Louisiana.

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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

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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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