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ISBN: 0446527327 / ISBN-13: 9780446527323

Cane River


Set among the plantations in deepest Louisiana, Cane River follows the lives of five generations of women from the time of slavery in the early 1800s ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.500
Cheryl Burgess


by Cheryl Burgess on Sep 19, 2011

This is one of the best books I ever read in my life, and I am a historian. I put this on a very similar level with Gone With The Wind, alhough they are not alike in story sense. I opened the first page, and never quit reading for two days solid. The cover did not particularly attract me to this ... More


Cane River

by BevM on Jan 14, 2010

As a white woman, with black friends, I found this book by a black woman fascinating, well-written and delightful to read. I appreciated the photos that were in the book of the family members that she wrote about, and it gave some new insight and understanding of the slave experience here in American ... More

by Jacksononelove on May 28, 2009

I could not put the book down, the characters came to life. More


the historical novel you've never read

by mishv on Oct 30, 2008

Following an African-American multigenerational family as they care for their families within the struggles of slavery, the reader is witness to beautiful description and character strength. At a time when birthing a child your own does not guarantee she will be able to live with you (she is the master ... More


A Family history

by donna on Apr 16, 2007

I thoroughly enjoyed Cane River. It is a fast paced narrative that has excellent character development. I really thought that the author did an excellent job of getting into the hearts and minds of her characters and communticating that to the reader. This is just a wonderful story of a family that ... More

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