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The Seed Keeper
The Seed Keeper | Diane Wilson
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"Compelling . . . The Seed Keeper invokes the strength that women, land, and plants have shared with one another through the generations." --ROBIN WALL KIMMERER
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Kdgordon88
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Hard to believe a third of the year is gone. Tagged book is winning best book of 2022 so far. This is harder than I thought it would be as I‘ve read some excellent books this year. If you want to join the fun visit @chasjjlee feed for the blank bracket. What will your favorite book be?

Bklover Hmmmmm… I‘m going to have to look for this one! Sounds fascinating! 3w
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janeycanuck
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Not quite the book for me - I found some of the time changes hard to follow because we didn‘t get much from them and I had a difficult time remembering where I was in the generations. I found the sections focused on seeds and gardening the most interesting.

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Lynnsoprano
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This book covers so much: Native American history and culture, the importance of family, our relationship with the land, in this beautifully written, moving novel. This has it all. Fine storytelling, complex characters, emotional depth. This was a #buddyread with @ValerieAndBooks and I‘m so glad she enjoyed it as much as I did. My review can‘t do this book justice. Read it!!

ValerieAndBooks Somehow I missed seeing this! Yes this book is definitely going to be one of my top reads of the year. I still think about it now and then ❤️ 2mo
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks Exactly! Our church has a book club, and I‘m hoping the woman who runs it will include this book. 2mo
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ValerieAndBooks
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The Seed Keeper, a novel by Diane Wilson a Dakhóta tribe member, shows the strength & resilience of indigenous peoples, focusing on the women in the multi-generational story around Rosalie Iron Wing. Rosalie learns more about her heritage & herself through seed-keeping and the need to care for our earth. This is so good & I‘m not doing this book justice with my summary. I highly recommend! Borrowed, but definitely getting my own copy. More ?

ValerieAndBooks This was a #buddyread with @Lynnsoprano and we agree this was the best one yet. I chose this photo, from Wikipedia ( https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dignity_(statue) ), to illustrate my review, of a indigenous woman holding a quilt. In this book, Rosalie has a beloved quilt made by her mother that sounds like the same Star pattern as shown in the statue. This sculpture (which is on my bucket list) honors both Lakota and Dakota women. 2mo
DivineDiana This is a magnificent sculpture! Adding to my bucket list too! There is an exhibit at the Barnes now of Native American Art. A combination of period and modern pieces. There are hand woven blankets, but I don‘t think I saw a quilt. 🤔 2mo
ValerieAndBooks @DivineDiana I will have to look into that exhibit! Can you believe I still haven‘t been there? I did see a traveling exhibit from the Barnes collection many years ago when we were living in Michigan (it may have been either there or when we were on vacation somewhere else at the time). Thanks for the heads up, quilts or no quilts! (edited) 2mo
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Lynnsoprano
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Wow! I could not put this book down! I‘ll save my full review of this #buddyread with @ValerieAndBooks until she‘s finished. We‘ve read some good books together, but this one is the best so far, no question in my mind.

ValerieAndBooks I‘m finished too! Loved this book also. Still thinking about the characters and the story itself and how to do the book justice in a review. 2mo
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks Exactly. It‘s such a complex book, with so many themes, it‘s hard to distill it into a short review. 2mo
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Kdgordon88
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#BookReport: 💜💜💜 The Seed Keeper 5🌟. Tea Girl 4🌟 St Mark‘s 4🌟 and #BookSpin

#WeeklyForecast: Finish Silence of Girls for #LMPBC and Luck for #SundayBuddyRead and Part 3 of Obama. I‘ve switched to audio and am so glad I did. The rest of my reading will be comfort reads that do not take a lot of brain power.

Sorry to #Pemberlittens and 1619 readers…work is sapping the brain power and I can‘t keep up. I hope to pick these back up soon.

Cinfhen You have so much going on!! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks I'm struggling a bit with North & South also. I feel like I should like someone by now! 😂 Hopefully work calms down soon!! 2mo
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AmyG
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#Tarottakeover

I chose this book as it‘s about tradition, ceremony and beliefs, practice…of the indigenous people and the quest to preserve their way of life.

@ErinSueMreads

ErinSueMreads I literally just added this to my wish list the other day! Great choice! 2mo
StaceGhost That looks sooo good! I just finished braiding sweet grass and started gathering moss by Robin Wall Kimmerer and this sounds like a logical next step (edited) 2mo
AmyG @ErinSueMreads @StaceGhost It‘s such a wonderful book. 2mo
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Lynnsoprano
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Rosalie, the MC, is concerned about agricultural runoff into the river, and GMO crops (although that term hasn‘t been used). Being married to an agricultural scientist and having some knowledge about these issues, I appreciate that the author is presenting both farmers‘ and environmentalists‘ viewpoints. GMOs, in particular, are too frequently discussed without the full history or science considered. #buddyread

Lynnsoprano @TheBookHippie Thanks! That looks really interesting and like something hubby would like to read, too. 2mo
TheBookHippie @Lynnsoprano I passed my ARC on to a group here that has a garden and they feed the local at risk elementary kiddos with it or I‘d send it to you. It really was a fascinating read. 2mo
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Lynnsoprano
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No reading time today to spend with the tagged book, my #buddyread with @ValerieAndBooks I spent a large part of the day leading a tour through the botanical garden where I volunteer. We currently have an exhibit of Lego sculptures. The one pictured is called The Gardeners, and made me think of Rosalie teaching her young son about the garden (although this is supposed to be a grandfather and granddaughter)

wanderinglynn That‘s a lot of yellow legos! 😯💛 2mo
ValerieAndBooks How neat! Yes, it shows passing knowledge from one generation to the next 💛 2mo
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ValerieAndBooks
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Love this quote. Yes, there‘s something magical about that little brown cap on a seedling.

Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks So true! Gardening is so different in Florida than what I grew up with in PA, and we usually grow from transplants. Our son gave me an Aerogarden for Christmas, and I must have checked those seeds a dozen times a day. 2mo
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Lynnsoprano
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“I figure my ancestors had it coming,” he said quietly, “ You can‘t take land and starve families without them fighting back.”

Already loving this book, looking at the Native American experience. The MC‘s perspective is a unique one for me. #buddyread

ValerieAndBooks I‘m at the part where the MC has started her corn detasseling job. My MIL‘s first job in HS was that one also (she grew up in Illinois, where there‘s a lot of corn). The author really shows how hard that must have been. 2mo
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks That scene brought to mind helping hubby during his doctoral research. I remember being on my hands and knees in his research plots, counting male and female flowers on cucumber plants in the hot sun. Being a farmer is hard work and risky business, and the author is doing a great job of portraying that. I‘m having trouble putting this down! 2mo
ValerieAndBooks Wow, that that was hard work for both you and hubby! I am really liking this book 💚 2mo
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ValerieAndBooks
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Getting started on this book, a buddy read with @Lynnsoprano . Off to a promising start!

AmyG It‘s so good! 2mo
KristiAhlers Oh this book was soo good. I hope you enjoy it. 2mo
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Lynnsoprano
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@ValerieAndBooks and I have done several #buddyreads together, but we got out of our annual pattern. Thankfully, we‘re starting again with the tagged book. Not sure if the beginning of March Madness was the best timing, but I‘m looking forward to both the book and the renewed tradition.

ValerieAndBooks Getting started now! If we end up doing this at a slow pace, no worries! 2mo
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Kdgordon88
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#FirstLineFridays

Chapter 2: In that first moment, it seemed as if nothing had changed.

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andioop
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it takes such hubris to think we have nothing to learn from those who came before.

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CBee
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“Thakóža, you‘ve had no one to teach you, not even how to be a part of a family or a community. You know what the grandmothers went through to save the seeds. That‘s how tough you have to be as an Indian woman. And as a seed keeper.” (Wilma Many Horses)
Loved this book. Can‘t recommend enough ♥️♥️Think I‘ll do #covercrush for #makeyourownprompt #booked2022
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Tamra It‘s a lovely one! 💕 4mo
ncsufoxes I loved this book. I learned so much, such a beautiful story, as well as heartbreaking. I loved all the info at the end of the book 4mo
CBee @ncsufoxes me too! I took a picture of some of the info at the end, since it‘s a library book. Thanks for the recommendation to read it! 4mo
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BookBosomed1 This was one of my favorite reads for 2021. 🥰 4mo
CBee @BookBosomed1 I completely understand why!! 4mo
CBee Maybe #indigenouspeoplesday #makeyourownprompt lots of options! 2mo
Cinfhen They all sound like good options 💜and book sounds great 😊 2mo
CBee @Cinfhen I think you‘d love this one, it‘s fantastic ♥️ 2mo
Cinfhen #Stacked / thanks 😊 2mo
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Laughterhp
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Received the next #LMPBC book today!

Still have to read the Engineer‘s Wife (will read this week and get out)

Kayla.Adriena I love that cover 4mo
Tamra Enjoy! It‘s a wonderful read. 4mo
BookBosomed1 One of my favorite books in 2021. 4mo
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Sydneypaige
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I have so much grief around the fact that I wasn‘t exposed or encouraged to read Indigenous authors throughout my childhood and adolescence. It‘s wonderful to be able to make different choices as an adult, but I wonder how differently I might think or relate to the world if I had heard voices like this earlier. This is a lovely novel, that reads a bit like a memoir, and is beautiful.

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Kdgordon88
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A quiet morning, good coffee and Amazon gift cards equals a lovely start to my day. Thanks to the hosts of #Booked2021 and my son for today‘s book shopping. So excited to have all these books added to my Kindle.

Soubhiville I just preordered To Paradise too! I‘m looking forward to it, not sure I‘ll get to it before February though… 4mo
Mitch @Soubhiville me too! 4mo
Cinfhen Woohoo!!! So fabulous 💕💕yay 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
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kspenmoll I want to read 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Soubhiville @Mitch I am suuuuuper excited for it. Hope I don‘t regret the heft of the hardback I preordered with holiday gift cards! 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Enjoy your delicious book haul, @Kdgordon88 !! 4mo
AmyG By an odd stroke of luck I have the dentist on Tuesday which is the release day of To Paradise. I‘ll just stop in and get it as the book store is next door! The Seed Keeper is fabulous…as is The Magician and hour of the Witch. Great choices! (edited) 4mo
ncsufoxes The Mountains Sing & The Seed Keeper were two of my favorite books last year. Such great stories 4mo
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kellyann28
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This was a great Indigenous read about a woman struggling to find where she belongs in a community that does not treat her kindly due to her heritage. This was a great #LMPBC pick and very eye opening. Thank you for sharing it!
I will get this mailed out next week.
@BookBosomed1 @Laughterhp @ncsufoxes

Laughterhp I am currently quarantined, so I haven‘t been able to send out West with Giraffes yet. I‘ll send it priority when I get out. @ncsufoxes 4mo
ncsufoxes @Laughterhp no problem, I‘m still trying to finish To the Bright Edge of the World. 4mo
BookBosomed1 Loved that book. Everyone I gifted that book to has also loved it. 4mo
kellyann28 @Laughterhp I sent this out yesterday ❤ 4mo
Laughterhp Awesome! I‘ll be on the lookout. I still have to read The Engineer‘s Wife 😬 4mo
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ozma.of.oz
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What a wonderful collection! Thank you so much @Soubhiville for everything! The scarf is so soft and the book journal looks great! I had never even heard of The Seed Keeper, so I‘m excited to get to it this year.

Thanks again to @candority for putting together such a marvelous swap. What a fun way to start a new year.

AmyG The Seed Keeper is just wonderful. 5mo
candority Looks wonderful! 😍 5mo
Soubhiville Happy New Year! I hope you‘ll enjoy everything! 5mo
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sprainedbrain
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I‘m just so thrilled with everything @BookBosomed1 included in my #BestOf2021Swap package! The journal (and adorable pen), the P&P stuff, the soap, the pin, the Buddha necklace, and the goodies are all perfect, and the books!! Two from my wishlist but I think I‘m most excited about the tagged that wasn‘t on my list but clearly should have been.❤️

Thank you, Lindsey! It‘s been a joy being partnered with you this swap season.

Happy New Year!

sprainedbrain Also, Lindsey, I appreciate your kind note, and the guide to everything in here. You SO get me, Professional Swap Partner! 😉 5mo
sprainedbrain And finally, thanks so much to @candority for running this awesome swap and thoughtfully matching! ❤️ 5mo
AmyG Matrix and The See Keeper are fabulous. 5mo
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BookBosomed1 Yea! So glad you like it. I‘d be your swap partner any day. ❤️ 5mo
monalyisha Ohhhh…this is my kind of package! **Excellent** choices, @BookBosomed1! 5mo
candority Fight Night was so quirky and fun! Looks like a wonderful package 😊 5mo
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shawnmooney
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https://youtu.be/CGWCtE3HdwM

Happy holidays, everyone!

#IndigAThon

Intro

Highlights

House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday

On the Cusp of Contact: Gender, Space and Race in the Colonization of British Columbia by Jean Barman

The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson

Roughing It In The Bush by Susanna Moodie

Cooking the Books on Christmas Eve

Gate of the Sun by Elias Khoury, Humphrey Davies (Translator)

shawnmooney I the Supreme by Augusto Roa Bastos, Helen Lane (Translator)

Diaries 1942-1954 by James Lees-Milne

Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady by Samuel Richardson

The Yield by Tara June Winch

Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan

Gallery of Clouds by Rachel Eisendrath
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Cathythoughts Happy Christmas ❤️🎄 5mo
Reggie Merry Christmas, Shawn. 5mo
Nute Merry Christmas, Shawn!💚🌟♥️ 5mo
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kellyann28
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Laughterhp I got the engineers wife yesterday in the mail! Forgot to post it! 5mo
kellyann28 @Laughterhp Glad it was more timely this time! 5mo
BookBosomed1 Wahoo! 5mo
Nute This is the book that I went to the bookstore to purchase yesterday and I forgot all about it as I loaded other books into my arms!😑 5mo
kellyann28 @nute this sounds relatable 😂😂 5mo
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AmyG
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Because you said this was one of your favorites of this year…I‘m going to start it tonight. @Soubhiville

Thank you @CoffeeNBooks

ncsufoxes I loved this book 5mo
AmyG @ncsufoxes So many have loved it. It‘s my tomorrow plan for the day. 5mo
Soubhiville Oh yay! I love it so much. I hope you will too. 💜 5mo
AmyG @Soubhiville I will let you know! 5mo
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BookBosomed1
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5/5 ⭐️ The ? follows the story of a Dakhóta woman who is shaped by & shapes her family‘s history. She comes to understand the lengths women in her family took to protect the seeds imperative to their survival - an act that has profound generational impact. Based on a real-life story of the seed keepers of the Dakhóta people & the forced removal from their land, this ? teaches an important history that is too often made invisible. #lmpbc

BookBosomed1 @kellyann28 Sending to you tomorrow! 5mo
kellyann28 Woo hoo! 🎉 5mo
BookBosomed1 @kellyann28 Sent! Should arrive around Saturday 5mo
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sarahbellum
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My post-booster care team. Very lazy and cozy Sunday as I recover and finish The Seed Keeper. #catsoflitsy #dogsoflitsy

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BookBosomed1
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Reading for #LMPBC. I‘m only 100 pages in and can say this is a beautifully written book. I already ordered copies to give to a few friends.

KristiAhlers I loved the seed keeper! So very good 6mo
BookBosomed1 @KristiAhlers I had not heard of it until the #LMPBC. I‘m so glad it was chosen. 6mo
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sarahbellum
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Weekend plans! I‘ve moved on to my next #crossstitch project, a bird for my brother. Just one more Christmas gift to stitch after this one 😅

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AmyG
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Thank you, my wonderful friend for this book that I have heard such great things about! You are so sweet. 😘

@CoffeeNBooks

CoffeeNBooks I saw it on your TBR and it had a lot of great reviews, so I hope you love it! 6mo
Allkat That is a beautiful cover. 6mo
AmyG @AllKat I opened it for Hanukkah and my daughter said the same thing. It‘s gorgeous. 6mo
Allkat 😀. And the story sounds really good. It‘s on my list. 6mo
ncsufoxes I just read this for my LMBPC book & loved it. Such an interesting story 6mo
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sarahbellum
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My newest #librarystack! 😍 These will put me at 48 books read this year. Hoping I can make it an even 50 with the audiobooks I‘ll be listening to as I continue to stitch Christmas gifts for folks 🤞

LeahBergen I Capture the Castle! 👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
sarahbellum @LeahBergen I‘ve been meaning to read it for ages! 6mo
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Lindy
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“Back in the 1860s, the government was giving out 160-acre allotments to anyone who would homestead for 5 years. Family legend has it that Heinrich‘s son chased more than a few Indians off this piece of land with a shotgun.” He paused, seeming to realize what he‘d just said. “I mean no offense, Rosie. It‘s just an old story.”
No need to say anything. I was already familiar with that story.
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ncsufoxes
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I forgot to take a photo before I put it in the mail. This book is on its way to you @BookBosomed1 It should be there on Monday

BookBosomed1 Awesome! 6mo
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ncsufoxes
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This was my #LMBPC selection for round 13. I loved this book. It was fascinating that Native American women would sew seeds into their skirts when they were forced off their lands. This allowed them to provide food for their families, especially since the government gave them meager rations on the reservations & food they were not accustomed to. This book covers some of the past as well as the current dangers of genetically engineering food & the

ncsufoxes Effects it has on heirloom seeds & our food supplies. #bookspin 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 6mo
Laughterhp Sounds good! Can‘t wait to read this one! 6mo
kellyann28 This sounds great! Can't wait for it 🎉 6mo
BookBosomed1 I received the book in the mail! (edited) 6mo
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KristiAhlers
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I LOVED everything about this book. It follows Rosalie Iron Wing, a Dakota orphan as she reconnects with family. Told mainly from her POV we learn of her family history wish flashbacks to her ancestors and their connection to plants and growing life and traditions while their traditions were forced to change. I really can‘t say enough wonderful things about this story. Easily top 10 on what I‘ve read this year.

HeathHof Sounds good and that cover 🤩 6mo
KristiAhlers @Mynameisacolour it is! I kinda wish I could read it again for the first time. I hope you enjoy it. 6mo
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Soubhiville
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Has the last week really been so busy that I‘m only now getting October‘s wrap up posted? Yes apparently so!

I have to say all of these were really good.

BiblioLitten Ah! Some really good titles. Which ones were your favourite? 6mo
Soubhiville @BiblioLitten 5⭐️ for The Seed Keeper, Whispering Door, How the Word is Passed. The Prey of Gods and Thud! are both very close to that. 6mo
BiblioLitten Thanks! I‘ll add them to my TBR 😊 6mo
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ncsufoxes
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November #bookspin bingo board, looking forward to reading the tagged book. I think I‘m just looking forward to everyone having a week off this month, no alarms, no getting kids to & from school. Although I still have meetings & such Thanksgiving week

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!!! And yes, a few days with a relaxed schedule can make a HUGE difference!! 7mo
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ncsufoxes
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Finally posting my November Bookspin list, whew. I‘m excited about reading the tagged book since it was my choice for the next round of LMPBC. Looking forward to a week off at Thanksgiving & maybe doing some extra reading.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
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Soubhiville
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Wow. I loved this. It‘s historical fiction about the Dakota people being driven from their lands, having families divided by war, children forcibly removed to white schools and foster homes. Most chapters follow Rosalie‘s life from the 70‘s through ‘02, but some are about her ancestors and other women close to her.

It also speaks of how agriculture became corporate and how pollution has inundated the land.

5⭐️ and 👍👍 for me.

Tamra I loved it too. Awaiting her next novel! 🤞🏾🤞🏾 7mo
Soubhiville @Tamra I‘m keeping an eye on what you read, we seem to share some reading vibes 😊📚. 7mo
Tamra @Soubhiville I love it when interests are shared! 7mo
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ValerieAndBooks This looks good! @Lynnsoprano this might be a book to consider for our buddy read. 7mo
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks I think it‘s perfect! 7mo
KristiAhlers I LOVED this book! 6mo
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ncsufoxes
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Sorry it‘s taken me a while but I finally picked my 4 choices for LMBPC Round 13. Let me know what your thoughts are

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BookBosomed1 I‘m down with whatever. My first choices would be The Seeds… or Sweetness of Water 7mo
Laughterhp I haven‘t read any of these, so I‘d be okay with any. My top choice is the Seed Keeper. 7mo
kellyann28 I haven't read any so I'm fine with whatever you pick! 7mo
ncsufoxes Ok, I‘m going to go with The Seed Keeper. It seems really interesting & just came out 7mo
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Soubhiville
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I think I‘m done with horror and such for a minute, so I‘m picking this up. It was another recommendation for me from my personalized Tailored Book Recommendations: myTBR.co.

I‘m admitting to being smitten with this cover. If you can‘t quite see, it‘s a design of seed beads. I hope the inside is just as beautiful.

squirrelbrain That *is* a beautiful cover… fingers crossed the inside lives up to it! 7mo
kplovesbooks This IS a great cover...I scrolled past your post, hesitated, scrolled back up again cause that cover caught my eye! 7mo
Tamra It‘s wonderful - good choice! 7mo
BookNAround It is such a good read, definitely lives up to the cover IMO. 7mo
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Such a beautiful story. It‘s the story of a young Dakota orphan who is brought up by white people in Minnesota. It switches narratives a few times, but not frequently, going through early childhood to adult hood. She faces many hardships on her way to rediscovering her native roots, or more accurately her seeds.

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I loved this novel about Rosalie Iron Wing and her journey to discover her past and the history of her Dakhóta tribe. As with much Indigenous writing, rediscovering our lost connection with the earth is central. A lovely, emotional book that manages to avoid being annoyingly sentimental. #indigenousauthor

BarbaraBB Sounds very good. And important 7mo
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Tamra
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Really glad to have read this novel; it provided a lot to think about and digest. I won‘t forget this one and is worthy of a reread. Captures the struggle of the Dakhota peoples to recover from the traumas of past & present, as well as the crisis we‘re creating with environmental degradation, in this case as to soil & seed.

“Love the seeds as you love your children, and the people will survive.” 🌱🌱💚

Cathythoughts Lovely review ❤️ 8mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts thank you. Being a reader and not a writer, I ever do the books justice. 😏 8mo
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Tamra
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Heartbreaking. Imagine your children removed from your home to be assimilated. 😩

In reference to the policy of removal to Indian boarding schools.

Suet624 There are just so many people to apologize to. 8mo
Tamra @Suet624 unfortunately that is true. 8mo
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Tamra
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I‘d much rather be reading. Sooooo good!

Cathythoughts Lovely picture 💕 8mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts a book siren is always nearby calling….😅 8mo
LeahBergen So pretty! 8mo
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Tamra
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Started this one and it‘s firing on all cylinders!

Love this blurb from Milkweed Editions, especially the last sentence.

GingerAntics Oh, I like that. 8mo
Cathythoughts I like that too 👍🏻❤️ 8mo
BookNAround This was such a good read! 8mo
Tamra @BookNAround I‘m enjoying so far! 8mo
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Absolutely beautiful storytelling. It is the telling of generations and how they survived and how they will continue to survive in the future.

A must-read if you are interested in Indigenous cultures or if you are interested in plants and the importance of keeping them as they have been for thousands of years.

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The Seed Keeper | Diane Wilson
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Finally starting last month‘s book spin and one of my book club picks for this summer.

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The Seed Keeper | Diane Wilson
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Pickpick

If you loved Braiding Sweetgrass, this is a novel along similar themes. When Rosalie's husband dies, she returns to her father's home in Minnesota on Dakhota land, a place she has not been since she was removed and placed into foster care as a child. The timeline moves back and forth and sometimes the pov switches to another character as it tells the story of a people, the land, the seeds, and those who keep them.

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