• "The author’s stunning achievement is to tell a story that, despite its specificity of time, place, and race, universalizes both the suffering and the sacrifice."

    —Nancy J. Attwell



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)