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Sarah Bird

Biography

Sarah Bird

Sarah is the author of 10 novels. Her latest, DAUGHTER OF A DAUGHTER OF A QUEEN, is a tribute to Cathy/Cathay Williams, the only woman to serve with the fabled Buffalo Soldiers.

Her previous novel, ABOVE THE EAST CHINA SEA, was long-listed for the Dublin International Literary Award; was an ALEX Award nominee; winner of the Texas Philosophical Society Literary Award; a Chicago Tribune Editor’s Choice; a Seattle Times Best Book of the Year; a Tucson Book Festival Great Books for Book Club selection; and a Marie Claire Best Summer Reads.

Sarah was a B&N’s Discover Great Writers selection; a New York Public Libraries Books to Remember; a Dobie-Paisano Fellowship honoree; a two-time winner of the TIL’s Best Fiction award; and an Austin Libraries Illumine Award for Excellence in Fiction winner. She was voted into the Texas Literary Hall of Fame has been awarded the Texas Writer of the Year by the Texas Book Festival. In 2017, she won The Austin Chronicle’s Best Fiction Writer award for the sixth time and received the Texas Institute of Letters Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sarah Bird

Books by Sarah Bird

by Sarah Bird - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Born into bondage on a “miserable tobacco farm” in Little Dixie, Missouri, Cathy Williams’ chance at freedom presents itself with the arrival of Union general Phillip Henry “Smash ‘em Up” Sheridan, the outcast of West Point who takes the rawboned, prideful young woman into service. At war’s end, having tasted freedom, Cathy refuses to return to servitude and makes the monumental decision to disguise herself as a man and join the Army’s legendary Buffalo Soldiers. Alone now in the ultimate man’s world, Cathy not only must fight for her survival and freedom, she also vows to never give up on finding her mother, her little sister, and the love of the only man strong enough to win her heart.

by Sarah Bird - Fiction

The dreams of a mother, a daughter and a father collide in this novel of humor, emotional fireworks, and edge-of-your-seat suspense.