Join the Central Wisconsin Book Festival and library patrons throughout the area for a Community Read initiative featuring “Firekeeper’s Daughter” by Angeline Boulley, who also will appear virtually during this year’s book festival!
Boulley’s acclaimed bestseller focuses on Daunis Fontaine, a biracial, unenrolled tribal member and the product of a scandal who has never quite fit in — both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. When her family is struck by tragedy, Daunis puts her dreams on hold to care for her fragile mother. The only bright spot is meeting Jamie, the charming new recruit on her brother’s hockey team.
After Daunis witnesses a shocking murder that thrusts her into a criminal investigation, she agrees to go undercover. But the deceptions—and deaths—keep piling up and soon the threat strikes too close to home. How far will she go to protect her community if it means tearing apart the only world she’s ever known?
You’ll find copies of the book in our WVLS consortium, and patrons of the SCLS consortium that includes Portage County Public Library and McMillan Memorial Library (MCPL’s partners for the CWBF!) can get their copies through this link. Those looking to purchase the novel might check with our local, independent partners, Janke Book Store in Wausau and Bound to Happen Books in Stevens Point.
Boulley will join us at 6:30pm central on Thursday, Sept. 28 to discuss Firekeeper’s Daughter, and please note that event will be virtual via Zoom so check back closer to the event for the link! All three CWBF libraries will also be hosting local discussions of Firekeeper’s Daughter, and plans are in the works to host live viewing parties for those without access to Zoom (or who just want to watch in a more social environment!)
All Central Wisconsin Book Festival events are free, and no registration will be required for the virtual event. Call the Marathon County Public Library at 715-261-7230 for more information.