Letters to the Chief: A Minnesota Childhood

by Judi Lifton, a native of Minnesota and
granddaughter of Swedish immigrants.
An enchanting autobiographical memoir of years growing up in small town Minnesota. Her story is creatively presented as letters written by her 14-year-old self to a beloved and terminally ill friend, Chief White Feather, an American Indian storyteller/singer and advocate for Indian rights. In reality, the letters were never actually written down until now, in prose that glistens with fondness for family and friends, nostalgia for the simple pleasures of childhood in the 50's, and the heartache of loneliness and loss. 
Paperback, 300pp. 2020