Faces in the Moon by Betty Louise Bell
(American Indian Literature and Critical Studies Series)

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Faces in the Moon is the story of three generations of Cherokee women, as viewed by the youngest, Lucie, a woman who has been able to use education and her imagination to escape the confines of her rootless, impoverished upbringing. When her mother’s illness summons her back to Oklahoma, Lucie finds herself confronted with the legacy of a childhood she has worked hard to separate from her adult self.

Her mother, Gracie, and her maternal aunt, Auney, are members of the Cherokees’ "lost generation," women who rejected the traditional rural ways in search of a more glamorous life as autonomous working women.


About Betty Louise Bell

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Betty Louise Bell teaches at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Published April 1, 1994 by Univ of Oklahoma Pr. 192 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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Among the three generations of Indian women Lucie recalls are her maternal aunt Auney, who, with Gracie, sought the good times beyond Indian Territory, and her severe, full-blooded great-aunt Lizzie, to whose farm she is sent to live when Gracie's alcoholic husband, J.D., demands she get rid of t...

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