Birdie, a novel:  “where she is now”

a novel by Tracey Lindberg  otah Macipayiw – Cree words for “it starts from here” (the symbols are not available for the Cree words, my apologies, some limits to WordPress or my use of WordPress). I had no idea that I would be jumping in to a story of a girlwoman coming to understand her…

wailing wind…a fun read 

a quick post to say that I have discovered Tony Hillerman’s books… mostly paperback  stories about Navajo tribal police man Jim Chee. & I love the series from a few decades back.  They are quick reads about Navajo Country and neighbouring tribal lands…involving some kind of CSI situation; a brown eyed Horatio, haha!  He taps…

the doves are still up there

Evelina’s journeys are erratic and wild; she gets caught up in her own era of romantic self-destruction. I love that she has Mooshum and Shamengwa’s photos standing proud in her dorm room. Just seeing them helps ground her as she is feeling lost at Campus, not fitting in with anybody. The convergence of a bad…

YOU MUST MEET LIFE EVERYDAY

So Marn is quite the momma, after escaping from the extreme living conditions, Marn Peace decides to go back to the 4B’s restaurant, a safe place for her. The old finance lady of the fellowship comes back for her and the money. But Marn stands her ground and manages to avoid a serious altercation, although…

Kindred and the Serpents

Wow, Billy Peace is quite the character! He’s handsome, charismatic and a preacher that could convince you to donate your life savings, well at least ask you too. Instead of her life savings, he manages to capture the heart of a young Marn who runs off with him. I don’t think they get married-?!  They have…

Technical difficulties 

My wordpress keeps crashing so my last three attempts to post didn’t work…hopefully I can figure this out!  So far it’s been pretty frustrating, my iPhone WordPress  app seems to work the best but is a bugger to type on.  I will not give up! But I will take a break.  Good night & I…

The Way Things Are…

The section of Judge Antone’s love interests & family history brings a closer look at the relations between Evelina’s community & the surrounding area.  Judge Antone is quite enamoured with Evelina’s Auntie Geraldine & after some time finally convinces her to go lake fishing. A near miss of sinking the boat results in a conversation…

A clear stream 

That was challenging for me to read of Evalina, a young girl, learning of the awful events in her Mooshum’s & family’s past. I love that Evalina sat down and figured out the family lineages,  “I traced the blood history of the murderers through my classmates and friends until I could draw out elaborate spider…

Ask the little birds for help

My heart is breaking reading Mooshum’s account when he, Holy Track, Asiginak & Cuthbert come across the Lochren Farm & know  instantly that something is wrong: Asiginak “the devil has this place”. But they hear a baby cry and go in to the house & witness an gruesome scene but are determined to help the…

A plague of Doves – I jumped in

Louise’s first few chapters are quite engaging. I love how she immediately links a girl child with mom & grandparents, intergenerstional / family, right from the start. And the different perspectives each has. This is familiar to me & I connected with it.   Mooshum (grandfather in Cree language) is a storyteller & loves to act…

what I’m reading

I haven’t had much time to read but i need squeeze in the new Nicholas sparks book to feed my romantic side. Now I am on to Louise Erdrich’s Plague of Doves.I love her writing and cant’t wait to jump in, perfect for    these cold windy winter days.  talk soon, enjoy the blue skies! …

I love Saco, January 

hadi, its been awhile since I posted anything. this WordPress is somewhat challenging! Now that winter is here & its time for sharing stories I am going to make some time and make this work.  my morning view, the beautiful morning sky & Stekyooden (one who stands alone) mountain.    the first post didnt work,…