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D to put t down I wanted to get "TO A HAPPY ENDING I WANTED EVERYTHING TO FINALLY "a happy ending I wanted everything to finally out for Rachel I loved going back Bunny: A Novel in history and getting a feel for lifen the United States n the early 20th century I sat on my comfy couch n my air conditioned home with all of the modern conveniences and I suffered with Rachel as she struggled to survive The Great Smog of India in the Dakota Badlands Oh how hard they had to work I experienced with her the racial tensions and the prejudices the whites blacks andndians had for each other and I wondered Why Why can t we even now just all get along Underneath our colors we are all the same Rachel realizes this as Mrs Fills the Pipe an old ndian suaw s there for her when her own husband Isaac The Sex of the Angels, the Saints in their Heaven: A Breviary is not This book made me appreciate my life It also made me appreciate my faithn God Rachel struggled with her faith I found myself wanting her to pray for help I wanted to pray for her As this novel begins Tryst with Prosperity its the early 1900 s and Rachel Reeves has been working as a cook for eight years at Mrs DuPree s boarding house for black men Popular Hits in Chicago Now 25 shes still unmarried but attracted to Mrs DuPree s son Isaac 31 who has been n the army for 13 years Isaac served n the 9th Cavalry Regiment historically one of the original six regiments of the regular US Army set aside for black enlisted men by Congress n the act of July 28 1866 reorganizing the army for post Civil War service mainly against native peoples n the West Isaac The Creative Habit intends to get land pursuant to the 1862 Homestead Act providing that any man or unmarried woman could claim a hundred and sixty ares of public land out west Even blacks were eligible as Isaac explained to a friend The Homestead Act doesn t care about the color of a man s skin A man s a mann the West Mrs DuPree looks down on Rachel she The Rest of the Story is too dark not well educated she had to uit school to support her family and doesn t come from an aristocratic family Nevertheless the ambitious Isaac figures that with Rachel he could get 320 acresnstead of 160 and agrees to marry her for one year n exchange Rachel ntended to prove to Isaac n that year that he wouldn t be able to do without her Mrs DuPree disowns Isaac for marrying low and the couple sets out for the South Dakota BadlandsThe book narrated by Rachel goes back and forth n time beginning when Rachel worked at the boarding house and alternating with a period fourteen years after the couple left for the west They now have five children with another two having died as Lords of Life: A History of the Kings of Thailand infants Lifen the Badlands s extremely difficult but whenever they get extra money Isaac uses t to buy yet land as the story begins they have 2500 acres but hardly enough food and water to surviveRachel ncreasingly feels that Isaac cares about accumulating land than the welfare of the rest of the family especially the children Brave resourceful and determined she makes a hard decision for her futureDiscussion There are a couple of subplots n the story worth mentioning One s the social divide between Northern and Southern blacks If you read World of Our Fathers by Irving Howe you will be reminded of the similar friction between German and Russian Jewish mmigrants to the United States the former considering themselves a cut above the latter When Mrs DuPree has Ida B Wells come to speak to her ladies group Rachel Simon Spatz: From Holocaust to Halifax, A Story of Survival and Success is delighted to discover that the famous and accomplished Mrs Wells had been born a slaven Mississippi and related to Rachel than the fancy women A Life in Two Worlds in the parlor Ida Bell Wells Barnett bornn 1862 was an African American journalist newspaper editor suffragist sociologist feminist an early leader The Hitler Kiss: A Memoir of the Czech Resistance in the Civil Rights Movement and one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACPn 1909Another thread running through the story s "Isaac S Curiously Virulent Hostility Toward Native "s curiously virulent hostility toward Native Rachel doesn t find out the reason for t until almost the end of the story But hints of what happened arise periodically and affect the family s relationship with others out westEvaluation This gem of a book grabbed me from the start It s not long but manages to pack a lot nto t from conditions for early settlers n the west to race relations social conventions gender roles and expectations and family love and loyalty It would make an excellent book club selectionAwardsOrange Prize Nominee for New Writers 2009David J Langum Sr Prize for American Historical Fiction 2010Note A movie with an all star cast with Viola Davis Mahershala Ali and uvenzhan Wallis s Feminisms at a Millennium in the works. Ngalls Wilder and Willa Cathert 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 Ameri. This story was filled with a variety of dynamics not usually combined together It Gwydion's Dawn is what makes this book sonteresting Weisgarber sets the stage of a Negro womanfamily s life owning a cattle ranch n the Badlands of South Dakota n 1917 A far cry from the Historical Fiction books from the Civil Rights or Slavery era I find myself reading a lot Based on the Homestead Act Weisgarber combines fact and fiction Mj 12. Die Geheime Regierung is this wonderful enlightening story of Rachel DuPree s life I thoroughly enjoyt The voice of Rachel DuPree drew me Strahlend In Purpur Und Goldd. Heilige Reich Von Konstantinopel in on this one sot was a uick read Very conversational tone succinct sentences written Sierra Wildflowers: Mt. Lassen to Kern Canyon in such a way that you feel like you re listening to thennermost thoughts of the character She does give you a lot of back story as she narrates so El Guero Tellez/ Tellez the Blond: Reportero de policia!/ Police Reporter! if you re the kind of person who hates that you might not liket In this

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it didn t bother because Haunted Louisiana: The Most Haunted Houses in Louisiana it worked for storyIt s about a woman who comes to realize like duh how the choices one makes for love actually Simultaneously heartbreaking and enjoyable story of a black family s struggle to survive the Badlandsn the early 1900 s Powerful characters Very engaging read Rachel works as a cook at a boardinghouse for negro men who work at the slaughterhouses n Chicago The boardinghouse s owned by Mrs Dupree a widow When her son Issac returns from military service he sees an opportunity to gain land for his homestead claim by marrying Rachel She A Mistaken Match isnfatuated by Issac and agrees So begins their life together Lodz in the Badlandsn South Dakota Issac continues to buy land from those who csnnot sustain their ranches For Issac land s everything Rachel supports Issac but longs for his heart When the Dust Bowl hits Issac and Rachel must make some difficult decisions at the sacrific of their children Supplies are limited and Rachel does her best to keep food on the table Issac f This s the kind of book that makes me joyful as a reader It s The Diminished immediately engrossingt lluminates a life that s otherwise foreign to me and paints real landscapes and situations I ve never experienced Set n 1917 at a ranch n South Dakota by the Badlands the story Claimed by a Cowboy is told by Rachel DuPree an African American woman who married an ambitious man whose entiredentity and self value Discipline is tied upn The Land He Owns The land he owns The opens with a punch a longstanding drought reuires the extreme measure of lowering the smallest child Claim the Night (The Claiming into the ranch s welln order to scoop up what water may be had From the beginning Rachel Claimed by Desire is torn between desperately wanting the water to keep her children and livestock alive yet wracked with horror at her acuiescence of this act This books emotional but not out of any lurid or melodramatic scenes nstead the oomph comes from the hard reality of life for Rachel and her children Alternating between Rachel s present and flashing back to how she ended up n South Dakota Accidental Bodyguard in 1917 we learn about two hard determined people Rachel and her husband Isaac and the results of a gamble and a hope The grim basis of Rachel and Isaac s marriage was what grabbed at my heart the mostt was at times beautiful and at times horrifically cruel But I could completely appreciate Rachel s loyalty and the choices she made because she was such a real character Race understandably features n this novel the discussion of skin color shade among the society African Americans n Chicago the perception of Booker T Washington and Ida B Wells n the African American community "and the us vs them story created by the homesteaders and settlers to differentiate themselves from the Native "the us vs them story created by the homesteaders and settlers to differentiate themselves from the Native on the reservations n South Dakota Class and education also affect the story and characters as both Rachel and Isaac want something for themselves and their children but have wildly differing The Accidental Cowboy (Angel Crossing, Arizona, ideas as to what that means Again what was so compelling for me as I read was this marriage and Rachel s challenge to balance her happiness her children s well being and her husband s wishes with what she thinkss right Upon finishing I mmediately thought two things one that one should vacation to the Badlands because they are staggeringly gorgeous but OMG I never want to live there again and two that I wanted there to be another book Although the ending of this one was perfect I could have used another 300 pages or a second volume to follow Rachel and her family some I was reminded a bit of Sigrid Undset s Kristin Lavransdatter a favorite of mine that I never wanted to end This would make an excellent book club selection since the themes of family obligatio. An eye opening look at the little explored area of a black frontier woman n the American West Chicago Sun Times Praised by Alice Walker and many other bestselling writers The Personal History

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The Personal History of Rachel DuPreeN compromise n marriage and prejudice are common ones Apparently this book has been optioned for a film so read Accidentally Expecting it now before the movies released This s the story of Rachel Dupree a black woman pioneer living with her husband and their five children n the Badlands of South Dakota Isaac Rachel s husband Herzrivalen is a hard man determined that his children will never have to bow and scrape to the whites In Isaac s mind owning lands the only nsurance against this Rachel who s nine months pregnant Alaskan Nights is less certain In their fourteen yearsn the Badlands they have lost two children Life n South Dakota s stark and mean and Rachel mourns that her children have not experienced the sweetness of childhood n such a barren placeThis book was compared to the Laura Ingalls Wilder books but they have little n common with this book In the Little House books except for the last two the story s told from a child s perspective The books are ful I read author Ann Weisgarber s sopho novel The Promise a few years back and knew mmediately that I must backtrack and read her debut The Personal History of Rachel Dupree Nominated For An nominated for an Prize Always Look Twice in 2009 Reading her first novel NOW seemed the perfect time as The Personal History of Rachel Duprees slated for the big screen produced by Viola Davis who All For You: Halfway There / Buckhorn Ever After / The One You Want / One Perfect Night is also playing the lead I cannot wait to gather some girlfriends together to watch this Yes I m one of those people who wants to read the book first to compare Rachel Dupree will transport you to the unforgiving climate of South Dakota s Badlands andntroduce you to a strong black woman a wife a mother a daughter a sister of Any Man Of Mine iron will a woman ahead of her timen many ways She and her husband Isaac are among only a handful of African Americans staking a claim Annalee And The Lawman in the area You will feel thesolation the scratches of dryness The Apollonides Mistress Scandal in your own parched throat and feel the pangs of thirst these characters experience with the lack of rain You ll hear the wind you ll see the desolate plains Your heart will ache with the hardships of frontier living during the early 1900s And you will likely cryLayered thematically withnsight about racism perceptions about women and their place n society their value and about war secrecy and sacrifice this s at Anything For His Son its heart a story of man s ambition and what happens whent Anticipation is all consuming This story also asks whats love But t s about so much t s about the American "dream of land ownership t s about family "of land ownership t s about family grief and finding happiness n the smallest of pleasures It s a story about tough decisions and the long lasting conseuences of making themI was struck by this uote by Rachel n the novel Isaac hated Indians but that didn t make Annie and the Outlaw it right It didn t mean I had to It didn t mean I had to hold on to grievances that were never mine For those who enjoy emotionally laden beautifully rendered historical fiction strong female characters and themes about women s strength as well as first person point of view stories thiss a book I highly recommendAnd guess what Weisgarber also has a new book coming ANNIE AND THE PRINCE in February 2019 called The Glovemaker It sounds eually wonderful You can bett s on my TBR already SO looking forward to The Single Dad's Redemption it Thiss the story of Rachel Dupree wife of one of the few African American ranchers A Christmas Affair in the South Dakota Badlandsn 1917 As the story opens Isaac s lowering their six year old daughter Liz nto the well to fetch water The Apple Orchard in the midst of a terrible drought Rachel knowst must be done yet at that moment she uestions her loyalty to Isaac whose ambitions to own land seems to come ahead of the needs of his family Rachel who When Hitler Took Austria: A Memoir of Heroic Faith by the Chancellor's Son is pregnant with her eighth child has to decide whether to staying with Isaacs best for her and the children or f she should take them back to her hometown of ChicagoI really enjoyed this book The story s told from Rachel s point of view and the writing makes you feel like you are right n that place and time with her The descriptions of the hardships of the drought made me feel thankful that I do not live n a place where I have to worry about not having enough waterI just wish the book had been a little longer an epilogue would have been nice telling of the repercussions of the decision that Rachel finally made I m working my way through the Reader s Choice Nominees for this year at the Library and The Personal History of Rachel DuPree s my favorite so far I just finished reading this heartbreaking story and I desperately want to know What happens next The novel s very well written I could hardly stan. F Rachel DuPree s an award winning debut novel with ncredible heart about life on the prairie as t's rarely been seen Reminiscent of The Color Purple as well as the frontier novels of Laura