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From the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Maud's Line, an epic novel that follows a web of complex family alliances and culture clashes in the Cherokee Nation during the aftermath of the Civil War, and the unforgettable woman at its center.It's the early spring of 1875 in the Cherokee Nation West. A baby, a black hired hand, a bay horse, a gun, a gold stash, and a preacher have all gone missing. Cherokee America Singer, known as "Check," a wealthy farmer, mother of five boys, and soon-to-be widow, is not amused. In this epic of the American frontier, several plots intertwine around the heroic and resolute Check: her son is caught in a compromising position that results in murder; a neighbor disappears; another man is killed. The tension mounts and the violence escalates as Check's mixed race family, friends, and neighbors come together to protect their community - and painfully expel one of their own.

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Margaret Verble

Margaret Verble's first novel, Maud's Line, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2016. Her second novel, Cherokee America, was published Feb. 19, 2019, and was named by the New York Times as one of the 100 Notable Books of the Year and won the Spur Award for Best Traditional Western. Margaret, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, set both novels on and around her family's Indian allotment land near Ft. Gibson, OK. Cherokee America is a prequel to Maud's Line. Her third novel, which will be released in Oct. of 2021, is set in1926 in the old Glendale Park Zoo in Nashville, TN. The heroine, Two Feathers, is a Wild West show performer on loan from the Miller Brothers 101 Ranch in Oklahoma.

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