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Cherokee America
Cherokee America | Margaret Verble
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From the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Mauds Line, an epic novel that follows a web of complex family alliances and culture clashes in the Cherokee Nation during the aftermath of the Civil War, and the unforgettable woman at its center. Its the early spring of 1875 in the Cherokee Nation West. A baby, a black hired hand, a bay horse, a gun, a gold stash, and a preacher have all gone missing. Cherokee America Singer, known as Check, a wealthy farmer, mother of five boys, and soon-to-be widow, is not amused. In this epic of the American frontier, several plots intertwine around the heroic and resolute Check: her son is caught in a compromising position that results in murder; a neighbor disappears; another man is killed. The tension mounts and the violence escalates as Checks mixed race family, friends, and neighbors come together to protect their communityand painfully expel one of their own. Cherokee America vividly, and often with humor, explores the bondsof blood and place, of buried histories and half-told tales, of past grief and present injurythat connect a colorful, eclectic cast of characters, anchored by the clever, determined, and unforgettable Check.
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Jolynne
Cherokee America | Margaret Verble
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A rare look into a history of a people and place that you will not much read about in mainstream American. A fine story about a family in eastern Oklahoma with a touch of Cherokee sovereignty and Cherokee culture in the mix.

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JazzFeathers
Cherokee America | Margaret Verble
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'Cherokee America' is a Western novel in so many ways, and still it's also not a Western novel at all. All the elements of westerns are there, and still its heart is more intimate, it's scrutiny goes deep into human's soul.
It's a great novel.

Here's my full review https://theoldshelter.com/thursday-quotables-cherokee-america/

Interview with Margaret https://theoldshelter.com/giving-history-a-new-life-interview-with-author-margar...

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BookInMyHands
Cherokee America | Margaret Verble
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Cherokee “Check” America Singer is the mother of 5 boys and caring for her dying husband.

Living in the Cherokee Nation in the late 1800‘s, Check‘s mixed heritage and her household of white and African American family and staff, mixed with hunting for treasure, murder, and the struggle for national sovereignty make for a fascinating Western inspired by the author‘s family.

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JazzFeathers
Cherokee America | Margaret Verble
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I'm only 23% in, l didn't realise this is a longer book. But l'm enjoying it. It has a strangly languid rhyrhm but also a mildred but very present sense of forboding.
The characters are fantastic.

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JazzFeathers
Cherokee America | Margaret Verble
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Finished Forgotten Murder, now it's time to start Cherokee America. I'll be hosting Margaret Verble on my blog next month. Can't wait. She's such a nice woman.

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JazzFeathers
Cherokee America | Margaret Verble
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My #TBR pile for February.
I'm an optimist.