When Brooke sets off on a trail in Yellowstone National Park to train for an upcoming marathon, she is savagely attacked by a grizzly bear. One hundred forty years earlier, Anne accompanies her husband on a camping trip in the nation's first national park and awakens one morning to find he's been captured by Nez Perce warriors. Both women encounter a sacred but savage landscape. Both fall under the care of American Indian women. Ultimately, Brooke and Anne must each overcome multiple obstacles, with the help of their new friends and native lore, to find what she seeks.
Alternating between contemporary and historical times, Bear Medicine is a story about women helping women in a complicated, male-dominated world.
|Publisher:||G. Elizabeth Kretchmer|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||400 KB|
About the Author
She holds an MFA in Writing from Pacific University and a BS in Accounting from Indiana University. She’s a member of various organizations including the Association of Writers and Writing Programs and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. When she’s not writing, she’s facilitating wellness-writing workshops, advocating for the environment, or working on her organic farm in the Pacific Northwest.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is another "can't put it down" book by G. Elizabeth Kretchmer. She explores social, emotional and economic issues facing women in the American pioneering days, right along side a current day story. The two stories meet in such a powerful and entertaining way. Highly recommended read!
Stunning It took me a minute to figure out what the connection between Anne and Brooke was, but it brought the story together so quickly. Both women were courageous and brave, and endured a lot. I was immediately engaged in the story from Brooke's bear attack. The description and pain that she endured was magnificent, and emotional. I read the book in one sitting. I couldn't put the book down, not even for a moment. The connection between the characters, in both the past and the present had chemistry and an emotional bond. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I've already become a fan of Kretchmer, and this book was absolutely stunning. I highly recommend it.