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Praised by Alice Walker and many other best-selling 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.

©2016 Ann Weisgarber (P)2016 Penguin Audio

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My only issues with this book is the narrator and the cover photo. The narrator herself was great but her voice I don't think was the best. I had a hard time not picturing the children as little caucasian children. That voice with the cover photo I wanted to make the main character bi-racial. Inside it clearing states over and over that the main character is dark skinned. Its a part of the story. Strange choice in narrator. Still the story was so great I couldn't stop listening and came to the end to quickly!

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Well done!

I truly enjoyed the story and it's narration! I would love for there to be a sequel!

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  • Reeda
  • Levelland, TX, United States
  • 10-08-16

Not your typical pioneer book

This was a good story with a different perspective. My only complaint (if you can call it that) is the narrator's voice did not match the main character. She did a good job but it was like mixing oil and water.

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Loved this book!

Great story! Emotional and thought-provoking. The reader did a wonderful job of bringing the story to life. Loved it!

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bravo

this was a wonderful story and I hope there is a sequel to tell us more!!

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Didn't buy it

How could the family live on a cattle ranch and yet be starving? Couldn't they kill a steer and eat hamburger? This confused me. Still I liked the book.

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