Crow Winter

Crow Winter

A Novel

eBook - 2019
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Since coming home to Spirit Bear Point First Nation, Hazel Ellis has been dreaming of an old crow. He tells her he's here to help her, save her. From what, exactly? Sure, her dad's been dead for almost two years and she hasn't quite reconciled that grief, but is that worth the time of an Algonquin demigod? Soon Hazel learns that there's more at play than just her own sadness and doubt. The quarry that's been lying unsullied for over a century on her father's property is stirring the old magic that crosses the boundaries between this world and the next. With the aid of Nanabush, Hazel must unravel a web of deceit that, if left untouched, could destroy her family and her home on both sides of the Medicine Wheel.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Harper Avenue, 2019.
ISBN: 9781443459686
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (336 pages) : illustrations.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Crow Winter A Novel (Book) : McBride, Karen : Since coming home to Spirit Bear Point First Nation, Hazel Ellis has been dreaming of an old crow. He tells her he's here to help her, save her. From what, exactly? Sure, her dad's been dead for almost two years and she hasn't quite reconciled that gr... Read More »

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ontherideau Jun 15, 2020

I was drawn into this story, the history of the mine, spirituality of a sweat lodge and a brush with romance. There is a glossary of Anisnaabemowin words at the end, which I only discovered at the end.

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Jun 29, 2020

I'll admit that I knew nothing about this book and chose to read it because a) it was available to download immediately, and b) I have been wanting to learn about Aboriginal culture. I was enthralled and couldn't put it down. It was relatable, funny, and masterfully written!

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Alexander Killby
Jun 22, 2020

This was a great read, and I'm so glad it was highlighted for Indigenous History Month. The story was captivating and full of emotions and perspectives that are easy to grasp through the pages. I once had the opportunity to experience a very similar Aztec ceremony in a Temazcal - it's interesting to see the similarities and differences of what I experienced there with the experience of the sweat Hazel undergoes in this book - it was certainly a powerful experience for me.
I really feel the kinds of stories like the one shared in this book are important tools for everyone to better understand the dynamics of colonialism in Canada, and the impact it has had on its Indigenous people. Very highly recommended!

ontherideau Jun 15, 2020

I was drawn into this story, the history of the mine, spirituality of a sweat lodge and a brush with romance. There is a glossary of Anisnaabemowin words at the end, which I only discovered at the end.

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Alexander Killby
Jun 22, 2020

"A door will always be a way in no matter how hard it tries to keep things out." (Ch. 16 -- Nanabush)

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Alexander Killby
Jun 22, 2020

"Sometimes I was the only Native kid in the room. The second people found out I lived on a reserve, they'd look to me like I was the authority on all things Indian. But then coming back home is the same thing. Only here I am different because I am too "White." Go out into the White Man's world for long enough and somehow you lose some of what makes you Native. My degree might as well be my enfranchisement card. Little piece of paper that I can wave around to prove I'm not an Indian." (Ch. 15)

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