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ANN WEISGARBER. The Personal History of Rachel DuPree

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ANN WEISGARBER. The Personal History of Rachel DuPree. Viking Books. 320 pages; hardback $24.95, paperback $15, e-book $12.66; penguin.com.

Inspired by a photo of an unnamed woman, this is the story of an African-American ranch family in South Dakota during 1917. It hasn’t rained in months and supplies are low. Rachel worries about her children’s welfare but Isaac, her husband, is determined to get through this crisis regardless of the personal toll. Torn by loyalty to her husband and concern for her children, Rachel must do what she believes is best for her family.