Bay Area author Lalita Tademy left a successful career as a technology executive to become a writer of historical fiction. Her debut novel "Cane River" was selected for San Francisco's One City, One Book series and was an Oprah Book Club pick. The Berkeley native joins us to talk about her career and her newest book "Citizens Creek," which tells the story of a former Alabama slave who buys his freedom after serving as a translator during the American Indian Wars.
Lalita Tademy: From Silicon Valley Executive to Bestselling Novelist
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Lalita Tademy, novelist, author of "Cane River" and "Red River" and a former Silicon Valley executive