Tears in the Grass

Tears in the Grass

A Novel

Book - 2016
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Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction -- Shortlisted



For Elinor Greystone, the only way forward is back into the past.



At ninety years of age, Elinor, a Saskatchewan Cree artist, inveterate roll-your-own smoker, and talker to rivers and stuffed bison, sets out to find something that was stolen almost a lifetime ago. With what little time she has left, she is determined to find the child taken from her after she, only a child herself, was raped at a residential school.



It is 1968, and a harsh winter and harsher attitudes await Elinor, her daughter, and her granddaughter as they set out on an odyssey to right past wrongs, enduring a present that tests their spirit and chips away at their aboriginal heritage. Confronting a history of trauma, racism, love, and cultural survival, Tears in the Grass is the story of an unflagging woman searching for the courage to open her heart to a world that tried to tear it out.
Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781459732117
Branch Call Number: FIC ARCHE L

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