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Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen

(2018)
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This program includes a bonus conversation with the author and is read by acclaimed narrator Bahni Turpin, whose voice listeners will recognize from The Hate U Give, Children of Blood and Bone, and The Underground Railroad.

From Sarah Bird comes the compelling, hidden story of Cathy Williams, a former slave and the first woman to ever serve in the US Army

"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."

Missouri, 1864 - Powerful, epic, and compelling, Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen shines light on a nearly forgotten figure in history. Cathy Williams was born and lived a slave - until the Union army comes and destroys the only world she's known. Separated from her family, she makes the impossible decision - to fight in the army disguised as a man with the Buffalo Soldiers.

With courage and wit, Cathy must not only fight for her survival and freedom in the ultimate man's world, but never give up on her mission to find her family, and the man she loves. Beautiful, strong, and impactful, Cathy's story is one that illustrates the force of hidden history come to light, the strength of women, and the power of love.

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

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)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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Title: Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen
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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Title: Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen
Author(s): Sarah Bird
ISBN: 1-250-29901-2 / 978-1-250-29901-7 (USA edition)
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