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Sacred Wilderness

Sacred Wilderness

"I've been staring at a blank page for months trying to think of the right words to explain just how wonderful this book is. I still haven't found those words, but the world needs to read this book, so here's a list of words that this book seems to embody: intersectional feminism, joy, forgiveness, spirituality, food, motherhood, strength of women, magic. Go read it. Especially if you're a woman. Especially if you want to support Native Women writers. Go do it."

Audrey S.

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Author Susan Power
Publisher Michigan State University Press
Publication Date 2014-02-01
Section Fiction / All Staff Suggestions / Fiction Suggestions / Audrey S.
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781611861112

A Clan Mother story for the twenty-first century, Sacred Wilderness explores the lives of four women of different eras and backgrounds who come together to restore foundation to a mixed-up, mixed-blood woman--a woman who had been living the American dream, and found it a great maw of emptiness. These Clan Mothers may be wisdom-keepers, but they are anything but stern and aloof--they are women of joy and grief, risking their hearts and sometimes their lives for those they love. The novel swirls through time, from present-day Minnesota to the Mohawk territory of the 1620s, to the ancient biblical world, brought to life by an indigenous woman who would come to be known as the Virgin Mary. The Clan Mothers reveal secrets, the insights of prophecy, and stories that are by turns comic, so painful they can break your heart, and perhaps even powerful enough to save the world. In lyrical, lushly imagined prose, Sacred Wilderness is a novel of unprecedented necessity.

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