Thursday, May 1, 2014

Cane River

In Cane River, Lalita Tademy writes history as if she was there when it took place and saw all events happening.  Indeed, she feels this history because it is personal.  It is the history of four generations of women in her family.  The story of Elizabeth, Suzette, Philomene and Emily is a story of enduring strength and spirit.  Spirit that keeps these women up when life would beat them down.  I was engrossed in this book because of it's readability, it is very well written, but also because the chronicle of their lives is the result of detailed research by Ms. Tademy, who is the great-granddaughter of Emily. This research gives an authenticity to the Cane River account which begins with the Civil War and ends in 1936, with the death of Emily.  It is simply put, an epic "page turner."  Cane River is a New York Times Bestseller and was also a choice of Oprah's Book Club.   I highly recommend this engaging saga as one that should be on your "to read" list; in fact, it should be at the top.  Read more at
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