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The Cherokee Rose

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The Cherokee Rose by Tiya Miles
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Jun 13, 2023 | ISBN 9780593596425

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“Untold history blossoms vibrantly to life in Tiya Miles’s The Cherokee Rose. A triumphant arrangement—part ghost story, part historical mystery told with modern flair. Miles seamlessly layers robust fact with immersive fiction in a revelatory investigation of Cherokee and Black American identity—a tale of division, unity, and awe-inspiring cultural resilience.”—Afia Atakora, author of Conjure Women

“Poignant and essential storytelling.”—Jason Mott, National Book Award–winning author of Hell of a Book

“Beautifully written and impeccably researched . . . Lovely.”—Asha Lemmie, New York Times bestselling author of Fifty Words for Rain

“Tiya Miles tackles such a sensitive and complex topic with incredible wisdom, grace, honesty, and research. The Cherokee Rose is a fascinating exploration and enchanting examination of often hidden or misunderstood histories. It’s so real and yet so magical; an extraordinary journey.”—Robert Jones, Jr., author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Prophets, a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction

“Poignant and essential storytelling. That only begins to describe Tiya Miles’s work. The Cherokee Rose is a book that, with a deft hand, illuminates a little-known, yet vitally important, facet of a past we all share. A wonderful read.”—Jason Mott, National Book Award-winning author of Hell of a Book

“The history of the American slave-owning South is a history of erasures. With this novel, Tiya Miles overwrites the whitewashing, vibrantly imagining a complex and nuanced community within the Cherokee Nation where the lives of African Americans and Native Americans are interwoven in surprising and forgotten ways.”—Alice Randall, author of The Wind Done Gone

The Cherokee Rose is a great story, a skillfully woven mystery about the way history unfolds in individual lives. It neglects neither the Indian nor African American side of the story.”—Craig Womack, author of Drowning in Fire

“Peopled with richly conceived characters, driven by compelling human dramas that cross cultures and ages . . .   [The Cherokee Rose] is an intimate study of the tangled histories and contemporary legacies of slave-holding in Indian country.”—Daniel Heath Justice, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture, University of British Columbia

“Dr. Tiya Miles’s fiction contains, perhaps, just as much truth about our forgotten histories as her nonfiction. Her imagination—rendered with intricate and beautiful sentences and clear yet expected indications of her meticulous research—enables our moral imagination to grow. We need this.”—Caleb Gayle, author of We Refuse to Forget

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