The Personal History of Rachel DuPree

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The Personal History of Rachel DuPree

By Ann Weisgarber

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143119487, 321pp.

Publication Date: July 26, 2011

"An eye-opening look at the little-explored area of a black frontier woman in the American West." --"Chicago Sun-Times"
Praised by Alice Walker and many other bestselling writers, "The Personal History of Rachel DuPree" is an award-winning debut novel with incredible heart about life on the prairie as it's rarely been seen. Reminiscent of "The Color Purple," as well as the frontier novels of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Willa Cather, it opens a window on the little-known history of African American homesteaders and gives voice to an extraordinary heroine who embodies the spirit that built America.

About the Author
Ann Weisgarber was born and raised in Kettering, Ohio. She has lived in Boston, Massachusetts, and Des Moines, Iowa, but now splits her time between Sugar Land, Texas, and Galveston, Texas. Her first novel, The Personal History of Rachel DuPree, was long-listed for the Orange Prize and shortlisted for the Orange Award for New Writers.