Cherokee AmericaBook - 2019
It's the early spring of 1875 in the Cherokee Nation West. A baby, a black hired hand, a bay horse, a gun, a gold stash, and a preacher have all gone missing. Cherokee America Singer, known as "Check," a wealthy farmer, mother of five boys, and soon-to-be widow, is not amused. In this epic of the American frontier, several plots intertwine around the heroic and resolute Check: her son is caught in a compromising position that results in murder; a neighbor disappears; another man is killed. The tension mounts and the violence escalates as Check's mixed race family, friends, and neighbors come together to protect their community--and painfully expel one of their own. Cherokee America vividly, and often with humor, explores the bonds--of blood and place, of buried histories and half-told tales, of past grief and present injury--that connect a colorful, eclectic cast of characters, anchored by the clever, determined, and unforgettable Check.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019.
Characteristics: 385 pages ; 24 cm.
From Library Staff
In the aftermath of the Civil War, a community in Cherokee Nation West grapples with murders and disappearances. A Cherokee mother and farmer finds herself in the middle of it all, and must fight to defend her family, her land, and her rights.
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