Lalita Tademy

Lalita Tademy

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in Berkeley, California, The United States
January 01, 1948




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LALITA TADEMY is a former vice-president of Sun Microsystems who left the corporate world to immerse herself in tracing her family's history and writing her first historical novel, CANE RIVER. Cane River is based on the lives of four generations of colored Creole slave women in Louisiana, women from whom she descended. Oprah Winfrey selected Cane River as her summer book group pick in 2001.

Lalita Tademy's second historical novel, RED RIVER also takes place in Louisiana, based on real events during Reconstruction after the Civil War, a time period and subject matter often summarily skimmed in our history books. The story of Red River begins in 1873, and follows the ramifications of an incident on Easter Sunday of that year on successive gene...more

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Cane River
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 29,028 ratings — published 2001 — 32 editions
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Red River
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 1,814 ratings — published 2006 — 25 editions
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Citizens Creek: A Novel
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — expected publication 2014 — 9 editions
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“You can't tell how heavy somebody else's load is just from looking. The Lord doesn't give us more than we can carry”
Lalita Tademy, Cane River

“Reaching too deep into something not meant for you is full of pain. Figure out what you can have and work on that”
Lalita Tademy, Cane River

“Sometimes while you wait for what you think is better," Philomene said, "what is good enough slips away.”
Lalita Tademy, Cane River

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