Maud's line

by Verble, Margaret,

Format: Print Book 2015
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A debut novel chronicling the life and loves of a headstrong, earthy, and magnetic heroine

Eastern Oklahoma, 1928. Eighteen-year-old Maud Nail lives with her rogue father and sensitive brother on one of the allotments parceled out by the U.S. Government to the Cherokees when their land was confiscated for Oklahoma's statehood. Maud's days are filled with hard work and simple pleasures, but often marked by violence and tragedy, a fact that she accepts with determined practicality. Her prospects for a better life are slim, but when a newcomer with good looks and booksrides down her section line, she takes notice. Soon she finds herself facing a series of high-stakes decisions that will determine her future and those of her loved ones.

Maud's Line is accessible, sensuous, and vivid. It will sit on the bookshelf alongside novels by Jim Harrison, Louise Erdrich, Sherman Alexie, and other beloved chroniclers of the American West and its people.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Oklahoma, 1928. A Cherokee, 18-year-old Maud feels being an Indian was a misfortune more than anything else. Accordingly, she dreams of leaving the loneliness and boredom of the farm for life in the city, for a house with electricity and indoor plumbing, for pretty clothes, parties, shiny cars, and dancing on tables in nightclubs the life, in short, that she has read about in The Great Gatsby. When she meets Booker, a dapper peddler and former schoolteacher, she falls in love with him, and it seems her dream may come true. But then a double murder compromises their relationship, and Booker leaves. Will he ever return, or will Maud remain bereft? First novelist Verble, herself an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, does a beautiful job of limning a sometimes hardscrabble Indian life that nevertheless has the comfort that familiarity and extended family bring. Place is especially important to the author's story, and its setting is beautifully realized, as are the characters who populate this gentle novel with its sometimes slow but deliberate pace. Pair this one with novels by Louise Erdrich.--Cart, Michael Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Teenage girls -- Fiction.
Allotment of land -- Government policy -- Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma -- Fiction.
Oklahoma -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Publisher Boston :Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2015
Language English
Description 294 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780544470194
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