May Book Club | Sacred Wilderness
Written by Susan Power (2014)
Date & Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LDCW (OEC 103)
Sacred Wilderness explores the lives of four Clan Mothers of different eras and backgrounds who come together to restore foundation to a mixed-up, mixed-blood woman who had been living the American dream and found it a great maw of emptiness. These wisdom-keepers are women of joy and grief, risking their hearts and sometimes their lives for those they love. The novel moves from present-day Minnesota to the Mohawk territory of the 1620s, to the ancient biblical world, brought to life by an indigenous woman who would come to be known as the Virgin Mary. Through Power’s lyrical, lushly imagined prose, the Clan Mothers reveal secrets, prophetic insights, and stories that are by turns comic, so painful they can break your heart, and perhaps even powerful enough to save the world.