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The Death of Bernadette Lefthand (Red Crane Literature Series) (Signed)

Querry, Ron

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ISBN 10: 1878610252 / ISBN 13: 9781878610256
Published by Red Crane Books, Santa Fe, NM, 1993
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. 8vo. First printing. SIGNED and dated by the author in ink on title page. Book is As New in green cloth boards. Unclipped dust jacket is As New. A contemporary mystery set among Navajo and Jicarilla Apache people and their lands. The author is descended from the Choctaw tribe. This was his first novel. 218 pp. In protective Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 75136

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Title: The Death of Bernadette Lefthand (Red Crane ...

Publisher: Red Crane Books, Santa Fe, NM

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition

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The murder of a young Pueblo Indian woman sets the stage for a novel which flip-flops between the points of view of Bernadette's younger sister and the white woman for whom Bernadette kept house

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"The best novel of its type since Leslie Sitko's Ceremony. The Death Of Bernadette Lefthand should rank among the classics of American fiction." -- Tony Hillerman

Bernadette Lefthand, renowned on the Jicarilla Apache reservation for her beauty and spirited dancing, is found brutally murdered, and her alcoholic husband, Anderson George, has disappeared. Bernadette's grief-stricken sister, Gracie, recalls the young couple's courtship -- traveling to powwows, rodeos, and dance competitions, visiting respected elders and friends on other reservations -- while Starr Stubbs, a white woman for whom Bernadette cleaned house, and an un-named stranger hint at the ineluctable evil that compelled the young lovers to their doom. Red Crane Books sold out its first printing of The Death Of Bernadette Leffhand in three days and these hardcovers have become collector's items. A riveting tale of passion, obsession, and destruction, it provides a striking view of the complexity and bleakness of contemporary Native American life.

1993 Border Regional Library Association Southwest Book Award. Winner Mountains & Plains Booksellers Association 1994 Regional Book Award Winner.

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