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"An eye-opening look at the little-explored area of a black frontier woman in the American West." --Chicago Sun-Times

Praised by Alice Walker and many other bestselling writers, The Personal History of Rachel DuPree is an award-winning debut novel with incredible heart about life on the prairie as it's rarely been seen. Reminiscent of The Color Purple, as well as the frontier novels of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Willa Cather, it opens a window on the little-known history of African American homesteaders and gives voice to an extraordinary heroine who embodies the spirit that built America.

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Ann Weisgarber has worked as a social worker and taught high school and college. Born in Kettering, Ohio, she now divides her time between Sugar Land and Galveston, Texas.

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Lorna Erickson, January 7, 2012 (view all comments by Lorna Erickson)
A new perspective on the struggles of living in the wilderness during a time in our country's history where there is a lot of change occurring. Ann Weisgarber shows Rachel's struggles and presents her as an approachable woman with problems we may have all encountered. This is a short read you'll love every page.
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Weisgarber, Ann
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