Stolen Life

Stolen Life

The Journey of A Cree Woman

Book - 1998
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The powerful, major book, acclaimed across Canada, from the great-great-granddaughter of Chief Big Bear and Rudy Wiebe, twice winner of the Governor General's Award for Fiction. A story of justice and social injustices, of murder and morality, and of finding spiritual strength in events that might break us, told with redeeming compassion and poetic eloquence. Stolen Life is a raw, honest, and beautifully written account of the troubled society we live in, and a deeply moving affirmation of spiritual healing.
Publisher: Toronto : A.A. Knopf Canada, c1998
ISBN: 9780676971965
0676971962
9780676970487
0676970486
Branch Call Number: 365.43 JOH 1998
Characteristics: 444 p
Additional Contributors: Johnson, Yvonne 1961-

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Oct 18, 2013

A very difficult book to read however, it is very educational and eye opening for non-aboriginal people to read the reality that First Nations people face in Canada thanks to the painful legacy of colonialism and the forced Indian Residential School system. Such a harsh and bleak reality this woman ended up in jail for murder.

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ducknuttz
Feb 14, 2010

this book iz really outstanding.....i couldnt put it down once i read it...i love it it makez a whole lot of sense.....i wanted to keep reading it n it was very sad what had happened to her in life i can understand why she woulod want to keep fighting hell...i would tooo...if i ever had the chance....

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GGirl
Aug 30, 2009

True story of Yvonne Johnson, GG Granddaughter of Cree Chief Big Bear. She was imprisoned in 1991 for first degree murder.
Interesting story, lots of sexual abuse that is not easy to read about.

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GGirl
Aug 30, 2009

Sexual Content: graphic sexual content

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GGirl
Aug 30, 2009

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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GGirl
Aug 30, 2009

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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GGirl
Sep 01, 2009

I was seventeen years old and this guy was beating the ---- out of me so I fought back, and give it to him and I got my finger in his eye, that hurts, eh, so I thought, you---, I'll show you.

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GGirl
Sep 01, 2009

it seems medicine people suffer in their humanness. They always seem alone, even with everyone as their friends and relatives they have their own existence. They become the unexplainable loner, because of their spiritual challenges. Others see their differences and may call them strange, or try to place a name on the unnameable. Place an earthly name on a spirit.

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Aug 30, 2009

GGirl thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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