The Personal History of Rachel DuPree (Hardcover, Large Print)

By Ann Weisgarber

Thorndike Press, 9781410431912, 429pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2010

August 2010 Indie Next List

“I devoured this debut novel, needing to know how African-American pioneer Rachel DuPree would sustain her strength, protect her children, and pluck food from a parched earth and a dry cow, all while attempting to understand her proud, stubborn, and aloof husband. My image of the West and Native Americans, and my understanding of the racism that spreads with emigration have been forever impacted by her story.”
— Cheryl McKeon, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA
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Reminiscent of "The Color Purple," this novel tells the little-known story of African-American pioneers and gives voice to an extraordinary heroine who embodies the strength and spirit that built America.