Taschenbuch, 413 pages
First Release: 06/22/2012
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The Song of the white She-Wolf
A book to dream and melt away – Claire Bouvier takes her readers on a journey to the land of desire, the scenic beauty of Canada. In her new novel, the author tells the thrilling story of a young woman who does not only dare to stand up for her personal freedom but also for the well-being of the native Indians.
Canada, 1882. Following the death of her brother, 21-year-old Marie Blumfeld decides to travel to Canada to marry a reverend. When the wagon train is attacked, which is supposed to take her to her fiancé in Saskatoon, Marie gets seriously injured and is left behind. A band of Cree Indians, who live in the prairie in the vicinity of the Saskatchewan River, nurse her back to health. Onawah, the healer and medicine woman of the band, takes extra special care of Marie making her acquainted with the culture of the tribe as well as with the flora and fauna of her new homeland.
When fur traders visit the band, Marie takes advantage of the opportunity and joins them to continue her journey. One of the men is Philip Carter who evokes feelings in Marie that she fights away – immediately. After all, she is soon going to get married.
In Saskatoon, she meets her fiancé, Jeremy. As his mother died a few weeks earlier, the wedding is postponed for a year for reverence reasons. For the time being, Marie moves in with Jeremy’s aunt, Stella. Jeremy denies Marie’s request to get a job and he also denies her the opportunity to get involved in supporting the education of Indian children. Yet, the young woman interviews with the headmaster of the local school and he hires her. Despite the fact that this results in a fierce argument between Marie and Stella, Marie manages to start her job. As Major Johnston wants to convey land to the railroad company, the Indians are going to get pushed further into the backcountry. This is the beginning of an unequal “battle”.