My Mother's Daughter
From slavery through abolition and women’s suffrage, Thaddeus’ sweeping story of four generations of mothers and daughters carries the reader away, down the Mississippi River on a keelboat, beneath the tunneling branches of the Natchez Trace, into the shanties and mansions of the old South, into a bygone time that both unsettles and delights. Thaddeus is a master of atmospheric settings and striking characters who reveal both the sin and the redemption of the American soul.
My Mother’s Daughter follows Eugenia and her family through more than a century of changes in the American South. Set around the Natchez Trace in Mississippi in the 19th century, Rebecca Thaddeus makes the entwined familial relationships come alive. From Eugenia’s trip from Philadelphia to rural Natchez, to the stories of her children, the plot’s well-drawn characters and experiences of slavery and its aftermath are compelling. The story and historical setting stay with the reader long after the book is done.
Rebecca Thaddeus carefully and brilliantly wrote a story of an adventurous and daring young woman and the challenging times in which she lived.
256 pages, $19.95
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