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Book Title: The Girl with Braided Hair|
The author of the book: Margaret Coel
ISBN 13: 9781101207451
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 9.37 MB
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Reader ratings: 6.1
Edition: Berkley Books
Date of issue: September 1st 2007
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4 to 4.5 stars Very good! This is my first in this series or by this author, but I will definitely be reading more in this series! I picked it up b/c it fulfilled Wyoming for the State challenge (& used for 2 other challenges) and I like mystery/suspense and curious about the American Indian angle since it is a culture that I haven't read much about or personally have had much exposure to--living in an area of east coast that has more Asian Indians as well as many other cultures, just not American Indians (except a couple friends that claim 1/8 or 1/16 Cherokee or something, like this book calls them very "whiteized"). So I was pleasantly surprised that I really like Coel's writing style, as well as the plot/storyline was very good & had several suspenseful moments with a tenderhearted ending AND learned so much about Arapaho tribe (which is relative since I knew almost nothing) as well as a little of Lakota, Crow, Shoshone, and Cheyenne and American Indian Movement (AIM) in the early 70s, which I sadly knew nothing about since I was a baby then & have also lived on east coast. I've been ignorant to the fact that American Indians have had some of the struggles they've had esp. during that time 40ish years ago. I look forward to learning more while reading enjoyable mysteries by Margaret Coel. Also, it was pretty action packed b/c she fit a lot in a nice 290ish pages--I would have finished it in just over a day if I didn't have a darn migraine & I was frustrated I couldn't read the book & didn't have an audio of it.
Set on a Wyoming's Wind River Reservation in 2008 or 09 and skeleton remains are found in a ravine on outskirts of town, which are found to be from early 1970s and quickly thought to be associated with the American Indian Movement, which are people hiding out on their reservation. They also learn they bones belong to a young Indian female so some of the town women come to Vicky Holden, an Indian rights attorney, to push the sheriff/detective to not drop it as a cold case. Also the towns long time priest Father O'Malley, who also has close friendship w/Holden, is brought into the investigation and soon they become targets of threats to leave the case alone, thereby letting them know the killer or someone associated with it must still be in the area. The investigation, story, culture and Wyoming landscape is very detailed, descriptive, suspenseful and well wort the read! Can't wait to read more in this series.
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Read information about the authorMargaret Coel is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of the acclaimed novels featuring Father John O'Malley and Vicky Holden, as well as several works of nonfiction. Originally a historian by trade, she is considered an expert on the Arapaho Indians.
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