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Book Title: Strong Medicine Speaks: A Native American Elder Has Her Say|
The author of the book: Amy Hill Hearth
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 672 KB
Edition: Atria Books
Date of issue: March 18th 2008
ISBN 13: 9780743297790
Read full description of the books Strong Medicine Speaks: A Native American Elder Has Her Say:From the bestselling author of Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years comes the inspiring true story of Marion "Strong Medicine" Gould, a Native American matriarch, and the Indian way of life that must never be forgotten. Amy Hill Hearth's first book, Having Our Say, told the true story of two century-old African-American sisters and went on to become an enduring bestseller and the subject of a three-time Tony Award-nominated play. In "Strong Medicine" Speaks, Hearth turns her talent for storytelling to a Native American matriarch presenting a powerful account of Indian life. Born and raised in a nearly secret part of New Jersey that remains Native ancestral land, Marion "Strong Medicine" Gould is an eighty-five-year-old Elder in her Lenni-Lenape tribe and community. Taking turns with the author as the two women alternate voices throughout this moving book, Strong Medicine tells of her ancestry, tracing it back to the first Native peoples to encounter the Europeans in 1524, through the strife and bloodshed of America's early years, up to the twentieth century and her own lifetime, decades colored by oppression and terror yet still lifted up by the strength of an enduring collective spirit. This genuine and delightful telling gives voice to a powerful female Elder whose dry wit and charming humor will provide wisdom and inspiration to readers from every background.
Read information about the authorAmy Hill Hearth (pronounced HARTH) is a Peabody Award-winning journalist and a New York Times bestselling author. Her areas of expertise are elder wisdom, justice issues, and women's history. HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Random House, and Doubleday are among the publishers of her books. Her seven nonfiction books include the acclaimed oral history, Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (1993), a New York Times bestseller for more than two years. Having Our Say was adapted for Broadway and for an award-winning telefilm. Hearth's other nonfiction books include the story of a pair of married Holocaust survivors who masqueraded as Christians and worked for the Underground during World War Two, and a rare oral history of a female Native American Elder whose name is 'Strong Medicine.' In 2012, Simon & Schuster's Atria Books imprint published her first novel, Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society. A sequel, Miss Dreamsville and the Lost Heiress of Collier County, was published in 2015. The novels tell the story of a book club composed of outcasts and dreamers who band together to cope with intolerance in small-town Florida in the early 1960s. Hearth was born in New England but spent her formative childhood years in South Carolina. She began her career as a newspaper reporter at a Florida daily paper where she met her husband while interviewing him for an assignment. The couple lives in the Greater New York Area.
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