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Kathy Little Bird: A Mrs. Mike Novel (2004)

by Benedict Freedman, Nancy Freedman

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To Johanna-who knew this book had to be written

To Deborah-who brought it the soul of music

To Michael-who writes in a language that encompasses all others

To Pat-a sister to us both

And our thanks to our editor, Susan Allison, whose perception became part of the book.

And kudos for Claire, who brought it all together.
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All of her life, Kathy Little Bird has heard stories of her grandmother, Mrs. Mike, from her grandmother, Mrs. Mike, from her own mother, a Cree Indian nurse who married a wounded Austrian soldier during the waning years of WWII. Living with her mother and stepfather on the plains of St. Alban's, Kathy takes the tradition of the Cree music to heart-"singing" the wilderness and the people she knows so well.

But Kathy longs for freedom from her sheltered life and takes her first chance to get away, marrying a charming con artist who promises her the world-and leaving behind her childhood sweetheart. Staying in seedy hotels and singing in run-down clubs, she slowly finds the fame she craves. But screaming fans and hit songs cannot fill the hole within her heart-the aching need she hasd for the native people she left behind. the father she never knew, and a love that will calm her restless soul...

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425205738, Paperback)

First time in paperback-the saga of Mrs. Mike continues in the story of her granddaughter.

From her Cree mother, Kathy Little Bird has heard stories of her grandmother, Mrs. Mike. She has also learned to sing in the Cree tradition. It is a talent that will serve her well-and soothe her shattered soul-when she becomes a famous country music singer in the 1970s.

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Her Cree heritage and the legacy of her grandmother, Mrs. Mike, serve Kathy Little Bird well as she rises to fame as a country music singer during the 1970s and struggles to cope with the trials, tragedies, and sorrows of her life.

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