Denise Lowe will sign The Turtle's Beating Heart

Denise Lowe will sign The Turtle's Beating Heart: One Family's Story of Lenape Survival (Bison Books, $24.95). Low brings to light deeply held secrets of Native ancestry as she recovers the life story of her Kansas grandfather, Frank Bruner (1889-1963). She remembers her childhood in Kansas, where her grandparents remained at a distance, personally and physically, from their grandchildren, despite living only a few miles away. As an adult, she comes to understand her grandfather's Delaware (Lenape) legacy of persecution and heroic survival in the southern plains of the early 1900s. As a result of such experiences, the Bruner family fled to Kansas City and suppressed their non-European ancestry as completely as possible. As Low unravels this hidden family history of the Lenape diaspora, she discovers the lasting impact of trauma and substance abuse, the deep sense of loss and shame related to suppressed family emotions, and the power of collective memory.

Event date: 
Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 1:00pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
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$24.95
ISBN: 9780803294936
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bison Books - January 2017