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An Author You Should Know: Lalita Tademy

Lalita Tademy (Photo Credit © InMenlo LLC, 2010)

Recently a visitor to pointed out that one of her favorite authors, Lalita Tademy was not listed on   Considering how many people enjoyed Lalita’s first novel Cane River, I agreed and quickly remedied the oversight.

Cane River [Warner Books,  June 20, 2001 (1st ed.)] was a New York Times bestseller, an Oprah’s Book Club Pick, and an bestselling book.   Cane River is a “unique and deeply moving epic of four generations of African-American women based on one family’s ancestral past.”

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Troy D. Johnson is the President, founder and webmaster of, LLC (The African American Literature Book Club). Launched in March of 1998, has grown to become the largest and most frequently visited website dedicated to books and films by and about people of African descent.