Stories of the Mother Bear
by Myrtle Brooks
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 23 Jan 2019 | Archive Date 31 Mar 2021
In Jackson, Wyoming, a cache of documents discovered in a deceased resident’s attic confirms a childhood vision journalist Bill Larkin experienced while on a camping trip in Grand Teton National Park. Learning his memories of a mother grizzly, who transforms the lives of those who cross her path, were not imaginary, Bill embarks on a life journey, intertwining his autobiographical Stories of the Mother Bear with current events; foremost, the Vietnam War and its aftermath.
The deceased, Rufus Headrick, and his family were black cowboys. His grandfather, a freed slave, kept a journal from his days as a Texas cattle hand through the family’s ever-westward travels to Teton. Portrayed is a large, engraved brass key, yet to be found, which a Kiowa youth gave Rufus’ father along the Chisholm Trail. Who is the estate’s rightful heir? And what connection does the Headrick Family have with the Mother Bear?
A Note From the Publisher
“An immersive and insightful drama.” –Readers’ Favorite
“Heartfelt, enchanting, and more... The timelessness of Wyoming’s Tetons is superbly woven into this epic family drama.” –Connie Chappell, author, Lily White Lie