BookWoman BookGroup Virtual Discussion of Yellow Bird by Sierra Crane Murdoch
The next BookWoman BookGroup meeting is scheduled for January 6, 2022. We look forward to seeing you!!
We typically meet on the 4th Thursday of each month, except during the Holidays when we slide ahead one week. New members are welcome!!
Our "December" pick is Yellow Bird by Sierra Crane Murdoch- **BUT we slide forward a week to meet on January 6th for the December discussion, then we meet again on January 27th for the January discussion of Gathering Moss by Robin Wall Kimmerer. In February we return to the 4th Thursday of each month. Zoom link is below.
Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman's Search for Justice in Indian Country by Sierra Crane Murdoch
"When Lissa Yellow Bird was released from prison in 2009, she found her home, the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota, transformed by the Bakken oil boom. In her absence, the landscape had been altered beyond recognition, her tribal government swayed by corporate interests, and her community burdened by a surge in violence and addiction. Three years later, when Lissa learned that a young white oil worker, Kristopher 'KC' Clarke, had disappeared from his reservation worksite, she became particularly concerned. No one knew where Clarke had gone, and no one but his mother was actively looking for him. Unfolding like a gritty mystery, Yellow Bird traces Lissa's steps as she obsessively hunts for clues to Clarke's disappearance. She navigates two worlds -- that of her own tribe, changed by its newfound wealth, and that of the non-Native oil workers, down on their luck, who have come to find work on the heels of the economic recession. Her pursuit becomes an effort at redemption -- an atonement for her own crimes and a reckoning with generations of trauma. Yellow Bird is both an exquisitely written, masterfully reported story about a search for justice and a remarkable portrait of a complex woman who is smart, funny, eloquent, compassionate, and -- when it serves her cause -- manipulative. Ultimately, it is a deep examination of the legacy of systematic violence inflicted on a tribal nation and a tale of extraordinary healing"--
Topic: BookWoman - December Book in January - Yellow Bird
Time: Jan 6, 2022 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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