In the Night of Memory by Linda LeGarde Grover

In the Night of Memory by Linda LeGarde Grover
Available April 2nd from University of Minnesota Press

In the Night of Memory is a heart breaking story of love, loss, and family. When Loretta surrenders her two daughters to the County, the daughters are left with only vague memories and a hope of one day being reunited. After a series of foster homes and several years separation, it is through the persistence of a distant relative and the help of the Indian Child Welfare Act, the sisters are placed together again with family members. Through love and acceptance, the girls learn more about their heritage and family history. Unfortunately for the girls, their new found security is short lived. When tragedy strikes the family once again, the girls do what they can to stay together.
Incredibly well written, the story of Azure and Rain draws you in from the first line. Told from multiple points of views across several generations, we are given the complete history of a family, including all their heartbreaks and happiness. I loved this story of family and hope.

This book is wonderful. The story is captivating and I was immediately invested in the well-being of Azure and Rainfall. I really enjoyed how the author told the story from multiple family members which allowed us a more complete understanding, but the characters didn’t necessarily have the same experience. Linda LeGarde Grover is a member of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe and a professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

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