Alexandra Fuller is best known for her best-selling memoirs of her life growing up in Zimbabwe Rhodesia.
Her latest book, Quiet Until the Thaw, is a novel that tells the tale of two Native American cousins, Rick Overlooking Horse and You Choose Watson who find themselves at odds as they grapple with the implications of their shared heritage.
The book looks at the historical and current violence, inflicted upon the Lakota people by the federal government and how that has lead to tribal divisions and infighting. In the novel, Rick chooses the path of peace; You Choose, violence.
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