• "Extraordinary...illuminates the soul of heritage...historical fiction of the highest order."

    —Philadelphia Inquirer




The New York Times bestselling author of the Oprah Book Club Pick Cane River brings us the evocative story of a once-enslaved man who buys his freedom after serving as a translator during the American Indian Wars, and his granddaughter, who sustains his legacy of courage. (read more)



The New York Times bestseller and Oprah's Book Club Pick—the unique and deeply moving epic of four generations of African-American women based on one family's ancestral past. (read more)



Now with her evocative, luminous style and painstaking research, Lalita Tademy takes her family's story even further, back to a little-chronicled, deliberately-forgotten time...and the struggle of three extraordinary generations of African-American men to forge brutal injustice and shattered promise into a limitless future for their children. (read more)



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