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Cane River

Lalita Tademy

A New York Times bestseller and Oprah's Book Club Pick-the unique and deeply moving saga of four generations of African-American women whose journey from slavery to freedom begins on a Creole plantation in Louisiana. Beginning with her great-great-great-great grandmother, a slave owned by a Creole family, Lalita Tademy chronicles four generations of strong, determined black women as they battle injustice to unite their family and forge success on their own terms. They are women whose lives begin in slavery, who weather the Civil War, and who grapple with contradictions of emancipation, Jim Crow, and the pre-Civil Rights South. As she peels back layers of racial and cultural attitudes, Tademy paints a remarkable picture of rural Louisiana and the resilient spirit of one unforgettable family. There is Elisabeth, who bears both a proud legacy and the yoke of bondage... her youngest daughter, Suzette, who is the first to discover the promise-and heartbreak-of freedom... Suzette's strong-willed daughter Philomene, who uses a determination born of tragedy to reunite her family and gain unheard-of economic independence... and Emily, Philomene's spirited daughter, who fights to secure her children's just due and preserve their dignity and future. Meticulously researched and beautifully written, Cane River presents a slice of American history never before seen in such piercing and personal detail.

A New York Times bestseller and Oprah's Book Club Pick-the unique and deeply moving saga of four generations of African-American women whose journey from slavery to freedom begins on a Creole plantation in Louisiana. Beginning with her great-great-great-great grandmother, a slave owned by a Creole family, Lalita Tademy chronicles four generations of strong, determined black women as they battle injustice to unite their family and forge success on their own terms. They are women whose lives begin in slavery, who weather the Civil War, and who grapple with contradictions of emancipation, Jim Crow, and the pre-Civil Rights South. As she peels back layers of racial and cultural attitudes, Tademy paints a remarkable picture of rural Louisiana and the resilient spirit of one unforgettable family. There is Elisabeth, who bears both a proud legacy and the yoke of bondage... her youngest daughter, Suzette, who is the first to discover the promise-and heartbreak-of freedom... Suzette's strong-willed daughter Philomene, who uses a determination born of tragedy to reunite her family and gain unheard-of economic independence... and Emily, Philomene's spirited daughter, who fights to secure her children's just due and preserve their dignity and future. Meticulously researched and beautifully written, Cane River presents a slice of American history never before seen in such piercing and personal detail.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

A New York Times bestseller and Oprah's Book Club Pick-the unique and deeply moving saga of four generations of African-American women whose journey from slavery to freedom begins on a Creole plantation in Louisiana. Beginning with her great-great-great-great grandmother, a slave owned by a Creole family, Lalita Tademy chronicles four generations of strong, determined black women as they battle injustice to unite their family and forge success on their own terms. They are women whose lives begin in slavery, who weather the Civil War, and who grapple with contradictions of emancipation, Jim Crow, and the pre-Civil Rights South. As she peels back layers of racial and cultural attitudes, Tademy paints a remarkable picture of rural Louisiana and the resilient spirit of one unforgettable family. There is Elisabeth, who bears both a proud legacy and the yoke of bondage... her youngest daughter, Suzette, who is the first to discover the promise-and heartbreak-of freedom... Suzette's strong-willed daughter Philomene, who uses a determination born of tragedy to reunite her family and gain unheard-of economic independence... and Emily, Philomene's spirited daughter, who fights to secure her children's just due and preserve their dignity and future. Meticulously researched and beautifully written, Cane River presents a slice of American history never before seen in such piercing and personal detail.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Shari Belafonte, Edwina Moore, JoMarie Payton

Length:

6h 24m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:53


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:15


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:46


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:09


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:17


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:54


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:26


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:55


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:56


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:48


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:16


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:50


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:18


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:16


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:47


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:56


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

10:21