First Tuesday Book Club
Green Grass, Running Water by Thomas King
April 4th at 6:30 pm
Visalia Branch Library
Strong, sassy women and hard-luck hardheaded men, all searching for the middle ground between Native American tradition and the modern world, perform an elaborate dance of approach and avoidance in this magical, rollicking tale by Cherokee author Thomas King.
Alberta, a university professor, would like to trade her two boyfriends for a baby but no husband; Lionel is forty and still sells televisions for a patronizing boss; Eli and his log cabin stand in the way of a profitable dam project. These three—and others—are coming to the Blackfoot reservation for the Sun Dance and there they encounter four Indian elders and their companion, the trickster Coyote—and nothing in the small town of Blossom will be the same again…