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Buy it, read it, enjoy it!,
This review is from: The Personal History of Rachel DuPree (Hardcover)The most amazing book I've read in a long time-a novel set in 1917 in the South Dakota Badlands,and told from the perspective a Negro woman, Rachel living a life of unbelievable hardship on an isolated ranch with her ex-soldier husband Isaac.
Married as a business arrangement,they have a family- he will never leave the ranch because he feels he will no longer be equal with the remailning white ranchers and will lose face. There is a drought, a baby is on the way......
Rachel must decide where her loyalties lie- to her husband or to her children- should she return to Chicago?
Set against the 1917 race riots and war in Europe,this novel is thought provoking and told from a unique point of view.
Please beg, borrow or steal a copy!!