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The Heartsong of Charging Elk by James Welch
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Feb 21, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: native-american, french-francophone
Read in February, 2012

In The Heartsong of Charging Elk, author James Welch has captured a resiliency of spirit that will haunt the reader long after the book is finished and put away. The book was written over ten years ago, and as I have read other stories by Welch, I'm not sure why I never picked this one up, but I didn't. As much as I feel that James Welch was a brilliant writer, his stories, with the exception of Fools Crow, always left me too sad; however, a librarian in Browning chose it as a discussion group book and I thought that this really is an opportunity to hear someone whose thoughts and opinion I value speak about a culture that is right next door and yet not my own. As it turns out the story transcends cultures.

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message 1: by Karen (new)

Karen Hardy Tommy and I read this years ago when he was in college or maybe it was Marypat. Any rate it was really good. Brought back memories.Karen

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