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Red River

by Lalita Tademy

Red River
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    Jan 2007, 432 pages
    Jan 2008, 420 pages

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Lalita Tademy was born in Berkeley, California, far from her parents' southern roots. Nonetheless, her parents made sure their household (Louisiana West) maintained a definite non-California edge, including a steady supply of grits, gumbo, cornbread, and collard greens, and a stream of other transplanted southerners eager to share their "back-home" stories.

Lalita decided early that independence and self-sufficiency trumped personal amusement, and set out with dogged determination and methodical resolve to fashion a career. Twenty years later she left the corporate world having achieved the position of VP and General Manager at Sun, a Fortune 500 high technology company in Silicon Valley in order to seek our her family's past.  Her ...

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