Award winning fiction, Family stories, General fiction, Historical fiction
Minnesota, 1876. Lonely teenager Asa's aunt Hazel comes to live with his family after a long stay in a mental institution. Asa appreciates her company and stories, which teach him about his German-immigrant relatives, their divide over slavery, and Hazel's… bond with a Dakota warrior. Violence, some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Alex Award. 2007.