If the Creek Don't Rise : When Rita Williams was four, her mother died in a Denver boarding house. This death delivered Williams to the care of her aunt Daisy, a headstrong woman who had married the most prominent black landowner in Nebraska and spirited her sharecropping family out of the lynching South. They reinvented themselves as ranch hands and hunting guides out West. But one by one they slipped away, leaving Rita as Daisy's last hope to right the racial wrongs of the past and make good on a lifetime of thwarted ambition. If the Creek Don't Rise tells how Rita found her way out from under this crippling legacy and, instead of becoming "a perfect credit to her race," discovered how to become herself.
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