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Power, Mona Susan, 1961- author.
A council of dolls / Mona Susan Power.
Large print edition.
Thorndike Pressa part of Gale, a Cengage Company,
Copyright Date:
463 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Yanktonai Indians--Fiction.
Indian women--Fiction.
Off-reservation boarding schools--Fiction.
Large type books.
Native Americans--Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Naming ceremony: Sissy - 1960s -- Hole in th heart: Lillian - 1930s -- Ghost dance: Cora - 1900s -- A council of dolls: Jesse - 2010s.
"From the midcentury metropolis of Chicago to the windswept ancestral lands of the Dakhóta people to the bleak and brutal Indian boarding schools, A Council of Dolls is the tale of three extraordinary women, told in part through the stories of the dolls they carried. Sissy, born 1961: Sissy's relationship with her beautiful and volatile mother is difficult -- even dangerous -- but her life is also filled with lovely things, including a new Christmas present: a doll called Ethel. Ethel whispers advice and kindness in Sissy's ear, and in one especially terrifying moment, maybe even saves Sissy's life. Lillian, born 1925: Raised in her tribe's reservation in a time of terrible change, Lillian clings to her sister Blanche and her doll, Mae. When the sisters are forced to attend an Indian boarding school far from their home, Blanche refuses to be cowed by the school's abusive nuns. But when tragedy strikes the sisters, Mae finds her way to defend the girls. Cora, born 1888: Born just after the genocidal "Indian Wars," Cora still isn't afraid of the white men who take her away to be "civilized." When teachers burn her beloved buckskin doll Winona, Cora discovers that the spirit of Winona may not be entirely lost. A modern masterpiece, A Council of Dolls is gorgeous, quietly devastating, and ultimately hopeful. With stunning prose, Mona Susan Power weaves a spell of love and healing that comes alive on the page" -- Back cover.
9798885796194 (large print : hardcover)
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