(Virtual) BookWoman BookGroup Discussion: The Seed Keeper

BookWoman BookGroup next meets on Thursday, September 23rd, 7pm on Zoom-- link is below.

Please join our discussion of The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson. We typically meet on the 4th Thursday of each month via Zoom. New members are welcome.

Rosalie Iron Wing has grown up in the woods with her father, Ray, a former science teacher who tells her stories of plants, of the stars, of the origins of the Dakhóta people. Until, one morning, Ray doesn't return from checking his traps. Told she has no family, Rosalie is sent to live with a foster family in nearby Mankato--where the reserved, bookish teenager meets rebellious Gaby Makespeace, in a friendship that transcends the damaged legacies they've inherited.
On a winter's day many years later, Rosalie returns to her childhood home. A widow and mother, she has spent the previous two decades on her white husband's farm, finding solace in her garden even as the farm is threatened first by drought and then by a predatory chemical company. Now, grieving, Rosalie begins to confront the past, on a search for family, identity, and a community where she can finally belong. In the process, she learns what it means to be descended from women with souls of iron--women who have protected their families, their traditions, and a precious cache of seeds through generations of hardship and loss, through war and the insidious trauma of boarding schools.
Weaving together the voices of four indelible women, The Seed Keeper is a beautifully told story of reawakening, of remembering our original relationship to the seeds and, through them, to our ancestors.


Topic: BookWoman Book Group - September - The Seed Keeper

Time: Sep 23, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)


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Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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5501 North Lamar #A-105
Austin, TX 78751
The Seed Keeper Cover Image
ISBN: 9781571311375
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Milkweed Editions - March 9th, 2021