Join author James M. Read more [...]
Join author Nancy Palker for a reading and discussion of her book “Magic & Tragic Rosebud”:
It’s 1973. Join a young woman from Connecticut who accepts her first nursing job with the U.S. Public Health Service and finds herself immersed in a culture very different from her own on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.
Nancy Palker relives the days of unrest on the Dakota reservation punctuated by kidnapping, death threats, and shootouts between the FBI and members of the American Indian Movement. Meet unforgettable characters–the patient who jumps out of a hospital window; the man who drives cars without motors; the pilot who lands a plane at night without lights; the nurse who jiggles an electrical plug to power the hospital. Find out what happens when the budget and supplies run out in the Indian Health Services Hospital. Witness miracles of survival as well as poignant tragedies. Learn along with her about the rich Lakota Sioux traditions, hear the drums and flutes. Celebrate lasting friendships and the resilience of the human spirit.
Address: 750 Hopmeadow St