The Personal History of Rachel DuPree

by Ann Weisgarber

The Personal History of Rachel DuPree

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Rachel DuPree, hired help at a Chicago boarding house, follows the man she loves to the South Dakota Badlands. Fourteen years later, in the summer of 1917, she questions the decisions that led her there.

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