The satisfying routines of Omakayas's days are interrupted by a surprise visit from a group of desperate and mysterious people. From them, she learns that all their lives may drastically change. The chimookomanag, or white people, want Omakayas and her people to leave their island in Lake Superior and move farther west. Omakayas realizes that something so valuable, so important that she never knew she had it in the first place, is in danger: Her home. Her way of life.
In this captivating sequel to National Book Award nominee The Birchbark House, Louise Erdrich continues the story of Omakayas and her family.
©2005 Louise Erdrich; (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
"Erdrich is a talented storyteller, mixing legend and myth with realistic narrative to create a world in which humans and spirits coexist." (The New York Times Book Review)
Well researched, well written, well read! This book, and the entire series that follows Omakayas and her family, is delightful to read or listen to. This is the absolute best of Historical Fiction. Couldn't recommend it more highly.
Birchbark House was my 1st read by L. Erdrich. It was enjoyable but The Game of Silence was captivating. Even listened to & read some archived articles about Erdrich and am now looking forward to diving into some more of her books. I think next up will be Round House.
It's near the top!
Difficult to compare.
Surviving the cold snap.
A window into Native American History.
These stories need to be told & read.
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