"In The Night Of Memory" Novel Explores Missing Native Woman

May 2, 2019

In The Moment ... May 2, 2019 Show 567 Hour 1

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May 5th is National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. In some tribal communities, Native American women face murder rates that are more than 10 times the national average.

Linda Grover is professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Her 2014 novel The Road Back to Sweetgrass received the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers Fiction Award as well as the Native Writers Circle of the Americas First Book Award.

Grover's latest novel, In the Night of Memory, looks at the disapperance of Loretta, a mother who turns her two girls over to the county. She disappears after she promises to return for them.