"You"ll be swept away by the passion and also power the this remarkable, trailblazing woman who risked whatever to follow her very own heart." – Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author"An epos page-turner." Christina Baker Kline Named ideal Fiction Writer in the Austin Chronicle"s "Austin"s finest 2018"Named among Lone Star literary Life"s "Top 20 Texas publications of 2018"The compelling, covert story of Cathy Williams, a previous slave and the only woman to ever before serve with the legend Buffalo Soldiers.“Here’s the very first thing you have to know around Miss Cathy Williams: i am the daughter of a daughter that a queen and also my mama never ever let me forget it.”Though born into bondage on a “miserable tobacco farm” in little Dixie, Missouri, Cathy Williams to be never enabled to take into consideration herself a slave. According to her mother, she was a captive, destined by she noble warrior blood come escape the enemy. Her chance at liberty presents itself v the arrival of Union general Phillip Henry “Smash ‘em Up” Sheridan, the outcast that West allude who takes the rawboned, prideful young woman right into service. In ~ war’s end, having tasted freedom, Cathy refuses to go back to servitude and makes the monumental decision come disguise herself together a man and join the Army’s legendary Buffalo Soldiers. Alone currently in the ultimate man’s world, Cathy should fight not only for her survival and also freedom, however she also vows come never offer up on finding her mother, her little sister, and the love the the just man solid enough to success her heart. Motivated by the stunning, true story of personal Williams, this American heroine concerns vivid life in a sweeping and magnificent tale around one woman’s fight for freedom, respect and independence.


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SARAH BIRD’s previous novel, over the eastern China Sea, was long-listed because that the Dublin international Literary Award. Sarah has been selected for the Meryl Streep Screenwriting Lab, the B&N Discover good Writers program, NPR"s Moth Radio series, the Texas Literary room of Fame, and brand-new York Libraries publications to mental list. She first heard Cathy Williams" story in the so late seventies when researching African-American rodeos.

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