Taken by the Shawnee

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Turtle Point Press
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5.7 X 8.1 X 0.8 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author
Sallie Bingham is the author of seventeen books, including Little Brother: A Memoir, Treason: A Sallie Bingham Reader, The Silver Swan: In Search of Doris Duke, and Passion and Prejudice: A Family Memoir. She is winner of the 2023 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize, Foreword Magazine's Gold Medal in Fiction for Mending: New & Selected Short Stories, and her work has been included in Best American Short Stories and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories. She has received fellowships from Yaddo, MacDowell, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Bingham is founder of the Kentucky Foundation for Women and The Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History at Duke University. She was publisher of The American Voice from 1989 to 1998 and book editor at The Courier Journal from 1983 to 1989. She lives in Santa Fe.
PRAISE FOR TAKEN BY THE SHAWNEE"A novel that condemns white colonialism, offering crucial insight into life for American Revolution-era women." --Kirkus Reviews"Bingham recounts this fascinating story of capture,
survival, progress, healing, and return with lush descriptions and respect for
all involved. . . . She is a smart and empathetic
writer, and has created an awesome account of female survival at a horrific
time." --Booklist"Sallie Bingham has imagined her ancestor's history so graphically, so passionately, that every page of this astounding story electrifies. Bingham's clear, powerful, sensuous prose details one woman's canny struggles to survive, understand, and make sense of the shocking realities immersing her--even to find beauty and love in the long, wild, rich course of it. Cinematic and wondrous, Taken by the Shawnee proves an unforgettable saga." --Joan Frank, author of Juniper Street: A Novel and Late Work: A Literary Autobiography of Love, Loss, and What I Was Reading"Thoroughly informed and daringly imagined, this gripping recreation of an ancestor's captivity probes the most momentous period in North American history: the clash between Native people and the remorselessly expanding white world." --William deBuys, author of The Trail to Kanjiroba: Rediscovering Earth in an Age of Loss"This stunning novel details the true story of a white woman's capture and adoption into the tribe followed by her ambivalent return to a stern Christian community. The gifted pen of her descendant, author Sallie Bingham, reveals the good and bad of both societies and leaves us pondering which life we would choose. A masterpiece of women's frontier experience!" --Kathy Schulz, author of The Underground Railroad in Ohio


"A gem of story-telling: oblique, finely drawn, keenly
intelligent. --The Boston Globe"Bingham's work [is] sharp and deliciously unsettling, ripe
for discovery by a new generation of readers." --Publishers Weekly, starred review"The stories couldn't be more engaging . . . [they] distill
the mysterious glow that lives emanate as they recede into the past, and
confirm Bingham's place in the front rank of practitioners of this elusive
genre." --The New Yorker