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The Personal History of Rachel DuPree by Ann Weisgarber
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Apr 27, 11

Read on April 26, 2011

"The Personal History of Rachel DuPree" was yet another random library score (actually, my husband picked it up). I liked this book quite a bit - it was a fast and easy read, the prose was clear and compelling, and I found the story to be quite interesting. Rachel DuPree, the heroine, recounts in the first person the events leading up to her life in the Badlands with a husband she doesn't think she deserves (she's wrong) and five children. Add to that the wrinkles of life post-Indian conflict and the social environment for Negro pioneers, and you've got a pretty interesting mix. I admit that I haven't read much "Great Plains" literature, so I thought that Weisgarber did a fine job painting pictures in my mind. A quick read, but thoroughly enjoyable.

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