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Blessing's Bead by Debby Dahl Edwardson
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Jul 08, 2011

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bookshelves: fiction-ya, ya-historical-fiction
Read on July 07, 2011

Part of this tale takes place in Alaska in 1913 and part in Alaska, 1989. It is the story of two sisters, Nutaaq and Aaluk, separated when Aaluk marries a Siberian. When the Communists take over, this sister can no longer come back to visit her family as promised. Nutaaq's great granddaughter and namesake, Nutaaq, also known as Blessing, and her brother have to return to live with her grandmother when her mother is hospitalized after being physically abused.

This book includes an abbreviated family tree preceding the story, an author's note on what parts of the story actually happened and what parts are fictional, and a very helpful glossary.

I would recommend this well-written book to anyone who likes to read historical fiction or about different cultures.

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