From Lalita Tademy, the New York Times
bestselling author of Red River
and Oprah’s book club pick Cane River
comes this fall’s historical fiction must-read, CITIZENS CREEK
On sale now, CITIZENS CREEK
is the evocative story of a once-enslaved black man who buys his
freedom after serving as a translator during the American Indian Wars
and the Indian Removal westward, and his granddaughter Rose, who
sustains his legacy of courage.
Cow Tom, born into slavery in Alabama in 1810 and sold to a Creek
Indian chief before his tenth birthday, possessed an extraordinary gift:
the ability to master languages. What would become of him and his
family in the aftermath of the Civil War?
Once you’ve read CITIZENS CREEK
and checked out the reading group guide
, Atria Books knows you’re going to want to discuss this fascinating book with a
friend – or maybe even with the author.
Join Lalita and the Southern
Independent Bookseller Alliance (SIBA) for a Facebook Q&A book club
chat on November 20th
at 8 pm EST on the Reader Meets Writer Facebook page
– you can RSVP here
is a November Indie Next Pick, the SIBA One Book, One South inaugural selection, and an Okra pick.
Praise for CITIZENS CREEK
“Each of the novel’s characters speaking in a compelling voice…completely engrossing.” –Starred Booklist
“Tademy’s work sheds light on a complex and undertold chapter of American history.” –Library Journal
“Citizens Creek is an absorbing and unforgettable trip through a past that remains unexplored.” –Essence Magazine
” I was completely captured by this family’s adventures, misfortunes, and triumphs.” – Dolen Perkins-Valdez, author of Wench
“ This is a powerful and moving novel about a little known chapter in
our past and about one family’s legacy of courage. I’ll remember it for
a long time.” – Ann Packer, author of The Dive From Clausen’s Pier.
About the Author
: Lalita Tademy is the author of Cane River
, a New York Times
bestselling novel and the 2001 Oprah Book Club Summer Selection, and its critically acclaimed sequel Red River
. She lives in Northern California.