Solar Stormsby Linda K. Hogan
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From Pulitzer Prize finalist Linda Hogan, Solar Storms tells the moving, “luminous” (Publishers Weekly) story of Angela Jenson, a troubled Native American girl coming of age in the foster system in Oklahoma, who decides to reunite with her family.
At seventeen, Angela returns to the place where she was raised—a stunning island town that lies at the border of Canada and Minnesota—where she finds that an eager developer is planning a hydroelectric dam that will leave sacred land flooded and abandoned. Joining up with three other concerned residents, Angela fights the project, reconnecting with her ancestral roots as she does so.
Harrowing, lyrical, and boldly incisive, Solar Storms is a powerful examination of the clashes between cultures and traumatic repercussions that have shaped American history.
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Meet the Author
Born in Denver, Linda Hogan is a poet, environmentalist, academic, and writer of eighteen texts, including novels and collections of poetry. She has been the recipient of, among other awards, an NEA, a Minnesota Arts Board grant, a Lannan Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
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This lyrical, haunting and ultimately uplifting novel is very hard to describe. I've tried several times to tell others about it and know I've failed to convey the magic that lies between the words. It's a story about five generations of women, it's a story about the building of dams north of Minnesota and the devastation to the animals and people, it's a story about the many facets of the human spirit, both good and evil. But the gem of the tale lies in the connection to Mother Earth. Read the book. Any synopsis doesn't do it justice. It must be experienced firsthand.
In Solar Storms, Linda Hogan intertwines story with myth, nature, and wisdom. The richness of relationship between the leading female characters deepens as they learn what requires holding on to, and what needs release. An uncommon bond forms between four rare women who span the generations. This unlikely family travels together from their small village community into the wild, confronting and searching, journeying in community and as individuals. Hogan unveils the silent disappearance of native plants and entire ecosystems from our vast lands, due to development. She connects us to the intrinsic values of what is forever lost, while giving hope for what yet can be saved.
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