Cane River

by Lalita Tademy | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0446678457 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Betsy-STL of St. Louis, Missouri USA on 9/4/2003
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Betsy-STL from St. Louis, Missouri USA on Thursday, September 4, 2003
Extra copy -- up for trade

A very interesting family saga. It's a mixture of both fiction and non-fiction. A really enjoyable read.

Journal Entry 2 by Betsy-STL at Postal Release in -- Mailed, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Thursday, October 23, 2003
Release planned for Friday, October 24, 2003 at Postal Release in USPS, postal release USA.

Releasing via mail to Folia per a Book Relay. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by Folia from Sorel-Tracy, Québec Canada on Monday, November 10, 2003
Received today! This is a big one!! And it looks pretty good. Thanks for sending. I might keep it for the coming holiday season... always nice then to have a big book to read!

Journal Entry 4 by Folia from Sorel-Tracy, Québec Canada on Thursday, March 18, 2004
Yes, I really enjoyed that book. Not really for the writing - I feel the writing is good but nothing "original" - but for some of the ideas and the things I learned while reading it.
First, I was really surprised to learn that they spoke French in Louisiana until as late as the early 20th century. I had no idea!
And I also thought (as the author mentions she did in the intro) that Creoles were mixed blood (I'm not sure if that term is not pejorative and if so, please forgive me) - probably cause the language spoken in Haiti is "creole", and it's a mix of different languages.
The two things I liked most about this book is that it's so "feminine" - all the strong characters are feminine and the outview on life is also really feminine. There's not that many books like that out there.
And the second thing I found really interesting is that desire of whiteness - I found the author presents it in a very interesting and non-judgmental way. She goes away from the eternal white/black opposition and presents the issue as a complex mix of reasons, desires and drives... which is probably what it is. very interesting.

Journal Entry 5 by Folia from Sorel-Tracy, Québec Canada on Friday, April 2, 2004
We had an "unofficial" meet-up today in Montreal and I brought this book with me. I didn't have time to make the journal entries before the meet-up so I make them after. Some of the books I brought didn't find any new owners but this one did!

Journal Entry 6 by ninitte68 on Sunday, April 4, 2004
I went to the BookCrossing meeting and Folia kindly lent me this book. It seems very good and I can't wait to read it. Can't wait for the next meeting.

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