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Faces in the Moon: A Novel

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  64 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Faces in the Moon is the story of three generations of Cherokee women, as viewed by the youngest, Lucie, a woman who has been able to use education and her imagination to escape the confines of her rootless, impoverished upbringing. When her mother’s illness summons her back to Oklahoma, Lucie finds herself confronted with the legacy of a childhood she has worked hard to s ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published September 15th 1995 by University of Oklahoma Press (first published 1994)
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NK
Jan 26, 2017 NK rated it really liked it
I picked up this book as a used text book. It has writing in the margins - apparent class notes. Avoiding the prior reader's notes I read this story. Loved it! Focused on women in a fictional family, their interaction with each other and how their relationships evolve over the years. I wish there was more. Great reading.
Angie Fehl
Mar 28, 2016 Angie Fehl rated it liked it
Faces In The Moon introduces the reader to generations of women within one Native American family and explores the varied feelings between them regarding their culture. While some of the women completely embrace their heritage, others are uncomfortable with it, preferring to present themselves in a more Caucasian way, at least in public. One woman, Gracie, tries to disguise her Native American features by dying her hair blonde, shaving her eyebrows down, drawing them back in. She believes this l ...more
Don Flynn
Oct 20, 2016 Don Flynn rated it it was amazing
This story is billed as fiction, but I would bet it's heavily autobiographical. It reads more lived than invented.

It tells the tale in first person of Lucie Evers, a mixed blood Cherokee girl, and her mother and aunt who take care of her. Her mother is a very flawed human being. She smokes too much, gets involved with questionable men, and criticizes her daughter at nearly every turn. Still, Lucie loves her mother, and it's her mother's stories which draw her in. She serves as her mother's rapt
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Michelle Boyer
A wonderful example of Cherokee literature

This novel follows the lives of three generations of Cherokee women that are seeking their own identities as Cherokee tribal members, women, mothers, and urban Indians living in a contemporary setting. As the story unfolds, we see patterns of motherhood and how children are effected by those that mother them --alongside the tough choices that mothers must make.

Some of the mothers within this text are abject, and make deplorable decisions that put their
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Kristin
Nov 10, 2015 Kristin rated it it was amazing
Commonly summarized as a depiction of a mother-daughter relationship, this is a beautiful narrative of abuse and maternal lineage and the mother-daughter relationship is shared by a community of women who are both the nurturer and child.
Ashley
Nov 11, 2008 Ashley rated it did not like it
One of those books that just need to go in the freezer, and stay there until they asphyxiate or freeze to death. Whichever one comes first.
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