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Crazy Brave Audiobook

Crazy Brave: A Memoir

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Publisher's Summary

In this transcendent memoir, grounded in tribal myth and ancestry, music and poetry, Joy Harjo, one of our leading Native American voices, details her journey to becoming a poet. Born in Oklahoma, the end place of the Trail of Tears, Harjo grew up learning to dodge an abusive stepfather by finding shelter in her imagination, a deep spiritual life, and connection with the natural world. She attended an Indian arts boarding school, where she nourished an appreciation for painting, music, and poetry; gave birth while still a teenager; and struggled on her own as a single mother, eventually finding her poetic voice. Narrating the complexities of betrayal and love, Crazy Brave is a memoir about family and the breaking apart necessary in finding a voice. Harjo’s tale of a hardscrabble youth, young adulthood, and transformation into an award-winning poet and musician is haunting, unique, and visionary.

©2012 Joy Harjo (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    Kasandra 03-10-17
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    Was a slow start for me...but so worth it. The writing and narration are beautiful.

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    a roller coaster of emotion. brilliantly written. hung on every word. and cried. thank you for the story joy

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    I didn't want the story to end. Although Joy's story had sharp edges, her words were poetic, well chosen and beautiful. I wanted to sit under her spell for a long time and hear more.

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    Preschool/Kindergarten teacher 12-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    Joy Harjo poetically reveals her life in the Cherokee storytelling style. Engaging, spiritual, truthful, with great personal insight.

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