The Woman Who Watches Over the World: A Native Memoir

The Woman Who Watches Over the World: A Native Memoir

by Linda K. Hogan
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ISBN-10:
0393323056
ISBN-13:
9780393323054
Pub. Date:
05/17/2002
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
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The Woman Who Watches Over the World: A Native Memoir

"A deeply courageous account of Hogan's personal and tribal history...staggering."—Pam Houston, O Magazine
"I sat down to write a book about pain and ended up writing about love," says award-winning Chickasaw poet and novelist Linda Hogan. In this book, she recounts her difficult childhood as the daughter of an army sergeant, her love affair at age fifteen with an older man, the legacy of alcoholism, the troubled history of her adopted daughters, and her own physical struggles since a recent horse accident. She shows how historic and emotional pain are passed down through generations, blending personal history with stories of important Indian figures of the past such as Lozen, the woman who was the military strategist for Geronimo, and Ohiesha, the Santee Sioux medical doctor who witnessed the massacre at Wounded Knee. Ultimately, Hogan sees herself and her people whole again and gives an illuminating story of personal triumph. "This wise and compassionate offering deserves to be widely read."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393323054
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 05/17/2002
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 735,249
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Geography: An Introduction14
The Woman Who Watches Over the World17
Water: A Love Story31
Falling51
Silence Is My Mother68
Fire113
Dreams and Visions: The Given-Off Light129
Span: Of Time and Stone143
Mystery152
Bones, and Other Precious Gems181
Phantom Worlds193

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The Woman Who Watches Over the World: A Native Memoir 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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THIS IS A BEATIFUL BOOK AND ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING I HAVE EVER READ. IT GAVE A WHOLE NEW OUTLOOK ON LIFE AND YET MADE ME REALIZE MANY THINGS ABOUT MYSELF. WONDERFUL