The Woman Who Watches Over the World

The Woman Who Watches Over the World

A Native Memoir

Book - 2001
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"I Sat Down to write a book about pain and ended up writing about love", says award-winning Chickasaw poet and novelist Linda Hogan. In this book, she recounts her own difficult childhood as the daughter of an army sergeant, her love affair at age fifteen with an older man, the legacy of alcoholism, and the troubled history of the two daughters she adopted. She shows how historic and emotional pain are passed down through generations while revealing her own struggles with physical pain, and she blends personal history with stories of important Indian figures of the past such as Lozen, the woman who was the military strategist for Geronimo, and Ohiyesha, the Santee Sioux medical doctor who witnessed the massacre at Wounded Knee. Ultimately, Hogan sees herself and her people whole again and gives us an illuminating story of personal spiritual triumph.
Publisher: New York : Norton, 2001.
ISBN: 9780393050189
Branch Call Number: HOGAN HOG
Characteristics: 207 p.


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Mar 31, 2018

More personal philosophy than memoir.

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