Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen shines light on a nearly forgotten figure in history. Cathy Williams was born and lived as a slave—until the Union army destroyed the only world she’s known. Separated from her family, she makes the impossible decision to disguise herself as a man and fight with the legendary Buffalo Soldiers. With courage and wit, Cathy must not only fight for her survival and freedom in a man’s world, but never give up on her mission to find her family, and the man she loves. Author S. C. Gwynne hails Cathy as "one of the most remarkable narrative voices I have encountered in a long time," and Christina Baker Kline calls the book "an epic page-turner."
Sarah Bird is the author of ten novels, including The Gap Year, Above the East China Sea, and The Yokota Officers Club. Bird has been selected for the Meryl Streep Screenwriting Lab, the Barnes & Noble Discover Great Writers program, NPR's Moth Radio series, the Dobie Paisano Fellowship, the Texas Literary Hall of Fame, and the Texas Institute of Letters Lifetime Achievement Award.
She has been a contributor to the New York Times; Salon; O, The Oprah Magazine; the Daily Beast; Real Simple; Mademoiselle; Cosmopolitan; Good Housekeeping, and Texas Monthly.
“A brilliant, powerful novel as rich as Little Big Man and Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove.”—Ben Fountain
6:30 p.m. Explore famous females in the DMA's collection on a pre-event tour led by Jessie Carrillo, Manager of Adult Programming, DMA. Tour sign-up will begin promptly at 6:15 p.m. Tour space is strictly limited to 30 people and is first come, first served.
This book is a Moveable Feast Book Club selection.