For Joshua: An Ojibwe Father Teaches His Son

DUE IN APRIL: Richard Wagamese's simple and yet hypnotic writing builds to a symphony of grief, regret, and ultimately gratitude for life and its lessons and gifts. Part confessional and part legacy of father to son, For Joshua is a tribute not only to Wagamese but also to the rich, healing tradition of the Ojibwe people whose way of being in the world offers a model for surviving, belonging. Recommended by Kelly

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ISBN: 9781571313898
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Published: Milkweed Editions - April 14th, 2020

"We may not relight the fires that used to burn in our villages, but we can carry the embers from those fires in our hearts and learn to light new fires in a new world." Ojibwe tradition calls for fathers to walk their children through the world, sharing the ancient understanding "that we are all, animate and inanimate alike, living on the one pure breath with which the Creator gave life to