True North follows the stories of three interconnected families living along the Canadian Border and the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in North Dakota from the 1930's through the 1960's. The time period and landscape offer a bleak landscape and outlook for the people of Prophetstown. Poverty, racism, and war defined these time periods for the people of Prophetstown. The writing carried a long story over several decades at a good pace. Each family had their own method of survival and holding on to hope. The characters were all bound together by tragedy and sorrow. Some of them used this bond to overcome while some became stuck in their suffering. Each character was written very real, raw and gritty. I wanted to know their stories and was carried through their journeys with each misfortune, setback and trial that they faced.
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