Searching for Savanna: The Murder of One Native American Woman and the Violence Against the Many


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Atria Books
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6.0 X 9.0 X 1.0 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Mona Gable is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Outside, AFAR, the Los Angeles Times, and many others. Her article in Los Angeles magazine, "The Hugo Problem," was named a Longreads Best of 2015. Find out more at


"In Searching for Savanna, Mona Gable gives us the full scope of missing and murdered indigenous women and the failures--historical, systemic, political, racist--that have allowed us to overlook their plight for far too long. Haunting and unforgettable, you will never forget Savanna, her life or her loss. This is a book that is far overdue." --Rachel Louise Snyder, author of No Visible Bruises and Women We Buried, Women We Burned
"In this engaging and meticulously researched account centered on one horrific crime in North Dakota, Mona Gable explores the failings of the justice system and society behind the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women. An urgently needed look at an epidemic of femicide by an excellent writer." --Nina Burleigh, journalist and author of The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Trials of Amanda Knox
"Searching for Savanna is an unforgettable and important book, a powerful story of violence, injustice, and official indifference on a staggering scale, wrapped in a haunting murder mystery. The abduction and death of a shining light named Savanna, with her eerily prophetic tattoo, '. . . too beautiful for earth, ' is emblematic of the larger story Mona Gable has so eloquently told: how America's long legacy of violence against Indigenous people remains a daily reality for countless Native women." --Edward Humes, author of Garbology, Burned, and The Forever Witness