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Cherokee America / Margaret Verble.

Verble, Margaret, author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library VER (Text) 33500013010335 New Available -
Mahnomen Public Library VER (Text) 33500013010343 New Available -
Roseau Public Library VER (Text) 35500006138299 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781328494221
  • ISBN: 1328494225
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "From the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Maud's Line, an epic novel that follows a web of complex family alliances and culture clashes in the Cherokee Nation during the aftermath of the Civil War, and the unforgettable woman at its center"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 February #1
    Cherokee "Check" America Singer is a middle-aged, half-white, half-Cherokee woman raising her five children as white in the Cherokee Nation West (present-day Oklahoma) in 1875. Heredity and wealth allow this and, augmented by Check's intelligence, combine to make her a powerful woman. Her network of relatives and relationships includes Cherokee, white, and freed Black people and extends across two states. The novel has many characters with whom Check interacts throughout her day, and there is not a single stereotype among them. Through Check's eyes, her dozens of friends and neighbors convey a story, a memory, or a dilemma that activates an appropriate or necessary reaction from her—some of which may change lives. Then, in a mystery told in several layers, a girl is kidnapped and a man is killed. Although Check is the last to know what really happened, her courage tells us everything we need to know about this wise woman. This complicated, engrossing story of the post–Civil War West is a prequel to Verble's Pulitzer Prize finalist, Maud's Line (2016), but stands on its own. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

MARGARET VERBLE is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Her first novel, Maud's Line, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. 

Subject: Cherokee Indians > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Cherokee women > Fiction.
FICTION > Historical.
FICTION > Literary.
Cherokee Indians.
Cherokee women.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Epic fiction.

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