Win 'CONSOLATION' and 'RED RIVER' Books!
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In the twin narratives of Redhill's latest offering (after Fidelity, in 2004), the Canadian author blends fiction and fact as he contemplates the history of the prosperous metropolis of Toronto.
The first story line, set in the mid-1850s, features Jem Hallam, a British apothecary who immigrates to Canada and forms a fortuitous friendship with a clever if somewhat eccentric photographer named Samuel Ennis. (He even becomes a partner in Ennis' business when the lensman falls ill.)
The second plot, set a century and a half later, involves widower Marianne Hollis, whose husband uncovered clues to the whereabouts of the earliest photographs of Toronto, research cut short by his death from Lou Gehrig's disease. (The images, presumably taken by Hallam, were sealed in a strongbox on a ship that sank in the city's harbor more than 100 years before.)
With the help of her daughter's fiance, grief-stricken Marianne honors her husband's memory by taking up his cause. Excessive detail, although perhaps pleasing to native Torontonians, lessens the effect of this otherwise intriguing tale about the relationship between a city's present and its past.
Tademy, author of the highly acclaimed Cane River (2001), revisits her fascinating family history in this fictionalized account of the family's survival of a riot in 1873.
Colfax, Louisiana, was the site of a massacre of more than 100 black men by white supremacists determined that the voting rights of former slaves not be honored, keeping in place political officials who upheld the racial hierarchy of slavery even during Reconstruction.
Tademy family legend credits Sam Tademy with reclaiming the closest phonetic pronunciation of his original African name following the Civil War, and passing it along in the family. Sam is a major figure in this recollection of the events leading up to the massacre and the struggle thereafter. Tademy draws on family legend, official documents, and newspaper accounts to chronicle the determination of the Tademys, the Smiths, and other black families to take a stand against rising racial brutality in the years following slavery.
The Tademys were among the black families who sought to make a place for themselves in the town, buying land, opening a store, starting a school, braving continued attacks by racists, marrying, and continuing their family lines. Tademy brings drama and pathos to an epic account of her family history and a shameful account of our nation's history. Tademy is establishing herself as a compelling chronicler of the complex history of slavery and race in America.
To give yourself the chance to win one these brand new Warner books (our choice), just answer this easy question: In which of Tademy's books do the women, Suzette, Philomene and Emily appear?
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