October 17, 2006

Cherokees pleased with Thirteen Moons

Novel taps into history, romanceTurning his research and style from the Civil War setting of "Cold Mountain," Frazier found inspiration for "Thirteen Moons" in the often tragic history of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians.

"The Eastern Band is very pleased that such a notable author as Charles Frazier has undertaken the daunting task of conveying intricate stories typical of our 'Removal Era' history," says Principal Chief Michell Hicks in the tribe's official statement on the book.

"I read 'Thirteen Moons' and begin to crave more and more Cherokee history," Hicks says.

1 comment:

Rob said...

I normally wouldn't spend this much space on a book getting mixed reviews. But Frazier is a "big" writer based on his success with Cold Mountain. I think it's interesting that he chose a Native topic for his followup.