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Cold Running Creek

3.39  ·  Rating Details  ·  23 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews

During one of the most tumultuous times for the North American continent (pre- and post-Civil War), three generations of women of both Native American and African American heritage struggle to be free. Raven, the main character of the first two chapters of the novel, is the daughter of Choctaw Native Americans who have escaped the relocation from Mississippi to Oklahoma Te

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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published November 30th 2006 by LaVenson Press (first published October 1st 2006)
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Jacqueline Matthews
Jun 24, 2010 Jacqueline Matthews rated it did not like it
I read this book because it is a selection for my book club. The book describes the painful circumstances of blacks in the American South in the 1800s, the disparity between living conditions for blacks and whites at that time, and the pain inflicted upon native Americans during the same period. Perhaps this is the purpose of the book. If not, I cannot figure out the author's intent.

The book is quite poorly written. Parts of the plot are illogical, or lack explanation, or both. Attempts to port
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Linda
Oct 27, 2008 Linda rated it really liked it
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Melanee
May 18, 2011 Melanee rated it did not like it
A difficult read, hard to finish. If it wasn't for a bookclub don't know if I would have wanted to finish it. Never developed an interest in any of the characters.
Bridget
Sep 30, 2008 Bridget rated it really liked it
Interesting look at Native American and African American characters during start of the Civil War.
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