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Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen

(2018)
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"You'll be swept away by the passion and power of this remarkable, trailblazing woman who risked everything to follow her own heart." - Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Timesbestselling author

"An epic page-turner." - Christina Baker Kline

"Bird's fast-paced, action-packed story is a bittersweet one - grand love and legacy ultimately eluded Williams - but this fearless, often heartbreaking account sheds a welcome light on an extraordinary American warrior." - Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review

Named Best Fiction Writer in the Austin Chronicle's "Austin's Best 2018"

The compelling, hidden story of Cathy Williams, a former slave and the only woman to ever serve with the legendary Buffalo Soldiers.

"Here's the first thing you need to know about Miss Cathy Williams: I am the daughter of a daughter of a queen and my mama never let me forget it."

Though born into bondage on a "miserable tobacco farm" in Little Dixie, Missouri, Cathy Williams was never allowed to consider herself a slave. According to her mother, she was a captive, destined by her noble warrior blood to escape the enemy. Her chance at freedom presents itself with the arrival of Union general Phillip Henry "Smash 'em Up" Sheridan, the outcast of West Point who takes the rawboned, prideful young woman into service. At war's end, having tasted freedom, Cathy refuses to return to servitude and makes the monumental decision to disguise herself as a man and join the Army's legendary Buffalo Soldiers.

Alone now in the ultimate man's world, Cathy must fight not only for her survival and freedom, but she also vows to never give up on finding her mother, her little sister, and the love of the only man strong enough to win her heart. Inspired by the stunning, true story of Private Williams, this American heroine comes to vivid life in a sweeping and magnificent tale about one woman's fight for freedom, respect and independence.

"Sarah Bird masterfully tells the story of Cathy (Cathay) Williams, the only female ever to serve with the legendary Buffalo Soldiers...Daughter of a Daughterof a Queen is a wonderful read." - Michael Hurd, author of Thursday Night Lights, managing editor of The Texas Black History Project, and director of the Texas Preservation of History and Culture

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Sarah Bird takes a few scant lines from history--fragments, really, the barest of bones that have come down to us of Cathy Williams, slave, freedwoman, U.S. Calvary trooper--and spins from them this magnificent imagining of a flesh-and-blood, heart-and-soul Cathy Williams who fears and loves and wants and hurts just as fiercely as any of us. This wonderful novel is as rich in the telling as Thomas Berger's Little Big Man and Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove, but Bird is breaking new ground, staking out a whole different territory. Cathy Williams, a black woman in history; what's been lost to time and neglect is surely regained in good measure by this brilliant, powerful novel." - Ben Fountain

"Heartbreaking and deeply honest...You'll be swept away by the passion and power of this remarkable, trailblazing woman." - Kristin Hannah

"An epic page-turner, Daughter of a Daughter of aQueen is the real-life story of the feisty and fearless Cathy Williams,the first woman to serve in the U.S. military. Weaving fact and fiction, Sarah Bird dances between humor and heartbreak as she takes this American heroinefrom forgotten to unforgettable." - Christina Baker Kline


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September 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Sarah Bird
ISBN: 1-4328-5610-3 / 978-1-4328-5610-6 (USA edition)
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September 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Bird
ISBN: 1-250-19316-8 / 978-1-250-19316-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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September 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Bird
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Title: Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen: A Novel
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