The Seed Keeper: A Novel

Written by:
Diane Wilson
Narrated by:
Kyla García

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
29
Narrator
9
Release Date
June 2021
Duration
10 hours 42 minutes
Summary
Rosalie Iron Wing has grown up in the woods with her father, Ray, a former science teacher who tells her stories of plants, of the stars, of the origins of the Dakhota people. Until, one morning, Ray doesn't return from checking his traps. Told she has no family, Rosalie is sent to live with a foster family in nearby Mankato-where the reserved, bookish teenager meets rebellious Gaby Makespeace, in a friendship that transcends the damaged legacies they've inherited.

On a winter's day many years later, Rosalie returns to her childhood home. A widow and mother, she has spent the previous two decades on her white husband's farm, finding solace in her garden even as the farm is threatened first by drought and then by a predatory chemical company. Now, grieving, Rosalie begins to confront the past, on a search for family, identity, and a community where she can finally belong. In the process, she learns what it means to be descended from women with souls of iron-women who have protected their families, their traditions, and a precious cache of seeds through generations of hardship and loss, through war and the insidious trauma of boarding schools.

Weaving together the voices of four women, The Seed Keeper is a beautifully told story of reawakening, of remembering our original relationship to the seeds and, through them, to our ancestors.
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Anonymous

Excellent story !!! Historical Fiction for me!!! Well written... Appreciated the narrator very much...clarity of voice and great tone!!+

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Anonymous

A beautiful book, a deep, moving and heartbreaking story.

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Miss Biggun

I loved this book and learning about some of the history of the native Americans

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Jo S.

An Excellent Fictional story about the experiences of 3 generations of Indigenous Women that includes Generational Trauma and the loss of Environmental Stewardship told with Respectful Truth by one of their own! The narration was great and done Kyla Garcia who is an Indigenous actor from the Taino Nation of Borikén

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Anonymous

Wonderful!

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Kristen B.

I deeply appreciated the way the author wove stories together across generations to share one family's story of deep pain and healing. Beautifully written!

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