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Buying his freedom after serving as a translator during the American Indian wars, Cow Tom builds a remarkable life and legacy that is sustained by his courageous granddaughter.



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Lalita Tademy

LALITA TADEMY left the corporate world to immerse herself in tracing her family's history and writing her first historical novel, . Her debut was selected by Oprah Winfrey as her summer book group pick in 2001. Lalita Tademy's second historical novel, is set during Reconstruction-era Louisiana a time period and subject matter often summarily skimmed in our history books. The story of 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, , 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 granddaughter, who sustains his legacy of courage.



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