Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: The Personal History of Rachel DuPree

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:






In exchange for a wedding ring, Rachel, hired help in an early-twentieth-century Chicago boardinghouse, agrees to give Isaac, the boardinghouse owner's son, her share of 160 acres from the Homestead Act, and together they stake a claim in the forebodingly beautiful South Dakota Badlands. Reminiscent of The Color Purple as well as the frontier novels of Willa Cather and Laura Ingalls Wilder, The Personal History of Rachel DuPree 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. 

This title will be released on August 12, 2010.

What are you waiting on this week?

~ Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine ~


7 comments:

irisonbooks said...

That sounds great!

Tea said...

This is wonderful. I can't wait to read it. I don't see many novels about the African American Pioneers. Would love to read it. Thanks for mentioning it.

Zibilee said...

Oh this does sound like a good one. I am starting to love literature about the Pioneers, so this one goes right on my list. Thanks for sharing it!!

Gerbera Daisy Mom said...

Liking the potential of this one!

Marie said...

That looks wonderful! :-)

StephanieD said...

You've caught my attention - this looks to be full of possibilities.

I'm Donna said...

The Personal History of Rachel DuPree is going onto my TBR list. I become immersed in a good historical novel. This one seems to fill the bill.

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