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    DescriptionIt is 1917 in the South Dakota Badlands, and summer has been hard. Fourteen years have passed since Rachel and Isaac DuPree left Chicago to stake a claim in this unforgiving land. Isaac, a former Buffalo Soldier, is fiercely proud: black families are rare in the West, and black ranchers even rarer. But it hasn't rained in months, the cattle bellow with thirst, and supplies are dwindling. Pregnant, and struggling to feed her family, Rachel is isolated by more than just geography.She is determined to give her surviving children the life they deserve, but she knows that her husband will never leave his ranch: land means a measure of equality with the white man, and Isaac DuPree is not about to give it up just because times are hard. Somehow Rachel must find the strength to do what is right - for her children, for her husband, and for herself. Moving and majestic, "The Personal History of Rachel DuPree" is an unforgettable novel about love and loyalty, homeland and belonging. Above all, it is the story of one woman's courage in the face of the most punishing adversity.


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    Title
    The Personal History of Rachel DuPree
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ann Weisgarber
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 306
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780230706491
    ISBN 10: 0230706495
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    DC22: 813.6
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Macmillan New Writing
    Publication date
    30 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Ann Weisgarber was born and raised in Kettering, Ohio. After graduating from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, she was a social worker in a psychiatric hospital before moving to Houston, Texas, with her husband. She earned a Master of Arts in Sociology at the University of Houston and taught high school and later, sociology at a junior college. She has lived in Boston, Massachusetts, and Des Moines, Iowa, but now splits her time between Sugar Land, Texas, and Galveston, Texas.