Book Review

The Firekeeper’s Daughter


Have you been looking for your next exciting read? Need something that will both intrigue and grip you right up to the last pages? With imagery so vivid you’re transported to another part of the world?

Have we got the book for you!

The Firekeeper’s Daughter is a thriller set in North America, on the edges of the Ojibwe tribe reservation. Our protagonist Daunis often feels torn between the two sides of her family – her late Father’s roots in the Ojibwe tribe and her Mother’s white family who turn their noses up at her Father’s indigenous heritage. Often feeling torn between her two identities, she is left never quite feeling enough for either.

Daunis’s world is turned upside down when she witnesses a murder and becomes involved with the investigation. She becomes more involved than she had ever imagined, uncovering family secrets and deep-rooted corruption within her seemingly quaint community.

Full of indigenous teachings and nature fuelled imagery, lovers of Braiding Sweetgrass and Where The Crawdads Sing will adore this novel. Set to be made into a mini Netflix series by the Obama production company, this is not a book to be missed.

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Happy reading!