Bayou by Pamela Neal Jekel

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From the backwater bayou to New Orleans, and from the War of 1812 through World War I, four women--headstrong Olivia, loyal slave Celisma, Celisma's daughter, Manon, and planter's wife Zoe--find love, pain, and joy. Reprint. AB. PW.

About Pamela Neal Jekel

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PAMELA JEKEL is the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of eight previous novels, including BAYOU, SEA STAR, COLUMBIA, DEEPWATER and NATCHEZ. COLUMBIA won the Southwestern Booksellers Association Award and has been published in six languages. SEA STAR, a national bestseller, has been published in nine languages. Ms. Jekel lives in Columbia, Maryland.
Published August 1, 1991 by Zebra. 528 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Color and caste and all the depressing strictures concerning same rule the life and love of Manon, who will be a powerful New Orleans businesswoman.

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Opening in 1786 and continuing into the 20th century, this is a colorful and appealing, if predictable, saga of four Southern women.

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