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Cold Running Creek

3.42 of 5 stars 3.42  ·  rating details  ·  19 ratings  ·  5 reviews
During one of the most tumultuous times for the North American continent (pre and post Civil War) three generations of women, both Native American and African American, 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 Territory in h ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 28th 2006 by LaVenson Press (first published October 1st 2006)
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Jacqueline Matthews
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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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.
Interesting look at Native American and African American characters during start of the Civil War.
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