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Reading - Fiction/poetry

Jonis Agee, author of THE BONES OF PARADISE

3:30 pm
Great Plains Art Museum
1155 Q Street
Lincoln NE 68508
Directions: 11th and Q Streets
Timothy Schaffert,
Jonis Agee, the Adele Hall Professor of English at UNL, will discuss her new novel, THE BONES OF PARADISE, which the New York Journal of Books has called “the finest western novel since LONESOME DOVE.”

THE BONES OF PARADISE is set ten years after the massacre at Wounded Knee. At the center of the novel are two remarkable women. Dulcinea, who has returned to the Nebraska Sand Hills after bitter years of self-exile, yearns for redemption and the courage to mend her broken family and reclaim the land that is rightfully hers. Rose, scarred by the terrible slaughters that have decimated and dislocated her people, struggles to accept the death of her sister, Star, and refuses to rest until she is avenged.

Booklist gave the novel a starred review, writing: “A haunting tale… Agee brilliantly interweaves two stories of loss, guilt, and vengeance, which play out against the vivid backdrop of the Sand Hills… Beautifully rendered and thought-provoking.”

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