Lalita Tademy

Lalita Tademy

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




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LALITA TADEMY left the corporate world to immerse herself in tracing her family's history and writing her first historical novel, CANE RIVER. Her debut was selected by Oprah Winfrey as her summer book group pick in 2001.

Lalita Tademy's second historical novel, RED RIVER is set during Reconstruction-era Louisiana 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 generations of two families involved.

In her latest work, Citizens Creek, Tademy brings us the evocative story of a once-enslaved man who buys his freedom after serving as a translator during the American Indian Wars, and his gran

Average rating: 4.00 · 35,375 ratings · 1,977 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Cane River
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 32,819 ratings — published 2001 — 34 editions
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Red River
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 2,083 ratings — published 2006 — 25 editions
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Citizens Creek
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 473 ratings — published 2014 — 11 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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