December 14, 2020 6:30pm
Address: Zoom Video Conferencing, Albuquerque, NM US
Contact: Carol Cowan
December Book Club Selection: Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival by Velma Wallis.
Based on an Athabascan Indian legend passed along from mother to daughter for many generations on the upper Yukon River in Alaska, this is the tragic and shocking story--with a surprise ending--of two elderly women abandoned by a migrating tribe that faces starvation brought on by unusually harsh Arctic weather and a shortage of fish and game. This story of survival is told with suspense by Velma Wallis, whose subject matter challenges the taboos of her past. Yet, her themes are modern--empowerment of women, the graying of America, growing interest in Native American ways.
Our discussion leader this month is Carol Jordan.
All are welcome to join us.