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A Thousand Strands

Imaginative Solution to Real Mystery

     Twenty years after the killing of two F.B.I. agents on Pine Ridge Reservation Leonard Peltier still languishes in Leavenworth Federal Prison. No one believes he is guilty. This mainstream novel provides an imaginative solution to the mystery that continues to intrigue a large body of readers. The focus of A Thousand Strands, however, is the impact that case and other 1970's Native American political events had on the lives of its two main characters, Joseph Standing Horse and Susan Gallager.

     Actual events depicted in the novel include the march on Washington, the occupation of Wounded Knee, the fire fight on Pine Ridge Reservation and the hundredth anniversary ride commemorating Big Foot's trek to Wounded Knee.

     A Thousand Strands is a good read with a unique plot and finely drawn characters. The novel has a wide general appeal, not only for those interested in the Peltier case, but also to a large audience currently seeking religious answers in Native American spirituality.

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ISBN: 1-58348-880-4

Candace's Home Awards and Background

Released 2009 Released May 2010
Small Moments in Time: Memories of Lassen County The biography of a heavyweight boxer,
Off the Ropes: The Ron Lyle Story
Published Novels An Award-Winning Poetry Chapbook
The Trap
A Mingled Yarn
A Thousand Strands
Poems to My Mother
In the Works An Award-Winning Essay
The Love That Sees Me Through