The Wake of the Wind
Set in the South in the waning years of the Civil War, this is the dramatic story of a remarkable heroine, Lifee, and her husband, Mor. When Emancipation finally comes to Texas, Mor, Lifee, and their family set out in search of hope and a piece of land they can work and call their own. Miraculously, they manage not only to survive, but to succeed--their crops grow, their children thrive, they educate themselves and others. But the South during Reconstruction is not a place that takes kindly to the achievements of former slaves, and as lynchings and injustice become a plague across the region, time and again they must make the anguished decision to leave their land in search of a safer place.
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THE WAKE OF THE WINDUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A lyrical, century-spanning family saga on the lives of several African-American families. Cooper (Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime, 1995, etc.) begins with a recitation of the brief, hard existence of ... Read full review
OutstandingUser Review - Xhashos - Borders
I have read all of J.California Coopers books but I have to say that this one had me on the side of the bed actually crying..not dropping tears but crying. It was a happy yet sad cry. This book made ... Read full review