BookWoman BookGroup Discussion: Heart Berries

Thursday, February 25th, *6:45pm

BookWoman BookGroup Discussion... on Zoom

Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot

Join us on Thursday, February 25th (early, at 6:45pm) to finish our discussion of FIEBRE TROPICAL: A NOVEL by Juli Delgado Lopera. There was a glitch and Juli wasn’t able to join us last month, so we asked them back!! We will spend the first 45 minutes with Juli Delgado Lopera and then move on to our discussion of Heart Berries. 

This is a link to Juli’s TedX Talk:Talk

New members are welcome! We typically meet on the 4th Thursday of the month. Join us! 

ZOOM link below!


Guileless and refreshingly honest, Terese Mailhot's debut memoir chronicles her struggle to balance the beauty of her Native heritage with the often desperate and chaotic reality of life on the reservation.

Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder and bipolar II disorder; Terese Marie Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma. The triumphant result is Heart Berries, a memorial for Mailhot's mother, a social worker and activist who had a thing for prisoners; a story of reconciliation with her father-an abusive drunk and a brilliant artist-who was murdered under mysterious circumstances; and an elegy on how difficult it is to love someone while dragging the long shadows of shame. Mailhot trusts the reader to understand that memory isn't exact, but melded to imagination, pain, and what we can bring ourselves to accept. Her unique and at times unsettling voice graphically illustrates her mental state. As she writes, she discovers her own true voice, seizes control of her story, and, in so doing, reestablishes her connection to her family, to her people, and to her place in the world.


Topic: BookWoman Book Group - February - Heart Berries

Time: Feb 25, 2021 06:45 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Event date: 
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 6:45pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
5501 North Lamar #A-105
Austin, TX 78751
Heart Berries: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781640091603
Availability: Backordered, Not immediately available for purchase.
Published: Counterpoint LLC - April 9th, 2019