Red River by Lalita Tademy

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From the author of the New York Times bestseller Cane River comes the paperback debut of an epic work of fiction that tells the dramatic, intertwining story of two families and their struggles to make a place for themselves in a country deeply divided in the aftermath of the Civil War.

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Lalita Tademy lives in Menlo Park, California.
Published January 1, 2007 by Grand Central Publishing. 432 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Nearly a decade after the riots, the author continues the story of the two families and their depleted community from the perspective of the next generation—particularly Israel’s son Noby and Sam’s son Jackson (Green, who shared his father’s dream of building a school for black children, is kille...

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It is narrated by Polly, Tademy's great-great-grandmother, and within the first few pages you instantly begin to understand the depth of investigative work that Tademy had to undertake in order to bring this story to the world.

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USA Today

It forms the cornerstone of Lalita Tademy's second historical novel, Red River.Like Tademy's first book, this is a fictionalized family history.

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The book begins by giving us many of the details about the families involved in the Colfax Riot well before this tragic day even occurs.

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As the story begins, a newly elected Republican government, elected largely because of the vote of black men vested with voting rights for the first time, is struggling to take office against the incumbent Democratic government.

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