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Keep the secret.
Live the lie.
Earn your truth.

FireKeeprs-Daughter-A-book (1)

Keep the secret.
Live the lie.
Earn your truth.

"Groundbreaking." —Entertainment Weekly

As a biracial, unenrolled tribal member and the product of a scandal, Daunis Fontaine 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?

"Groundbreaking." —Entertainment Weekly

As a biracial, unenrolled tribal member and the product of a scandal, Daunis Fontaine 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?

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“I am a frozen statue of a girl on my knees in the woods. Only my eyes move, darting from the gun to their startled expression.”

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PRAISE

“Groundbreaking . . . what do you get when you combine Tommy Orange, Tomi Adeyemi, and Angie Thomas?”

Entertainment Weekly

Bold, uncompromising.

—Courtney Summers, New York Times bestselling author of Sadie

Intricate and moving.

—Tochi Onyebuchi, award-winning author of Beasts Made of Night and War Girls

This book will leave you breathless.

—Francisco X. Stork, acclaimed author of Marcelo in the Real World and Illegal

“Captivating.”

—Danielle Roulette, Ojibwe from Dog Creek First Nation, @ThunderbirdWomanReads

“An  unforgettable thriller.”

—Mallory Whiteduck, member of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, @nativegirlsreading

“The most powerful and stunning book of the year.”

—Alexis Aumagamanaia, @littlelionslibrary

“A masterpiece of Indigenous literature.”

—Erin Tripp, Lingit, @erins_library

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(c) Amber Boulley
(c) Amber Boulley

ABOUT
ANGELINE BOULLEY

Angeline Boulley, an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is a storyteller who writes about her Ojibwe community in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. She is a former Director of the Office of Indian Education at the U.S. Department of Education. Angeline lives in southwest Michigan, but her home will always be on Sugar Island. Firekeeper's Daughter is her debut novel.

 

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