And if you're not already familiar with Rose Christo's writings, I wholeheartedly encourage you to start with her [b:Gives Light|15810499|Gives Light (Gives Light, #1)|Rose Christo|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1344491925s/15810499.jpg|21535494] series so you can experience falling in love with her characters yourself.
Finished. Someday I'll try to write a proper review for this, right now my heart just feels broken. I became sort of numb in the last few pages. If you're feeling brave today, I would urge you to read this. It's painful, oh it is, tears were streaming down my face in the end. This is a part of history that has been much buried and overlooked. But what I choose to take away from this is the sheer LOVE between Gives Grain and Middle Road Maker, between them and their extended adopted family over the years, Little Light, Red Clay, Forgiver, Lost Woman...so many more that all came alive for me and who I grew to know so incredibly well. Love, laughter, joy, terror, grief, hope, family...I felt as I had experienced everything alongside them.