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Two novels about generations of women trying to survive in inhospitable places, examining what we inherit and what we must leave behind.
A fourteen-year-old girl and her mother navigate drought, desperation, and the pull of a religious cult in the California Central Valley in Godshot by Chelsea Bieker. And in Kelli Jo Ford’s Crooked Hallelujah, three generations of Cherokee women navigate the violences of unreliable men and near-Biblical natural forces as they search for home. Moderated by Kesha Ajose Fisher, author of No God Like the Mother, winner of the 2020 Oregon Book Award in Fiction.
PURCHASE GODSHOT | CROOKED HALLELUJAH | NO GOD LIKE THE MOTHER
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