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Watch Bridge Book Club talk on ‘Firekeeper’s Daughter’ with Angeline Boulley

Author Angeline Boulley

The ever-popular Bridge Book Club resumed on Tuesday afternoon with a discussion of the New York Times No. 1 bestseller, “Firekeeper’s Daughter.”

The Bridge Michigan engagement team and more than 170 Bridge readers were joined by author and Michigan native Angeline Boulley for a discussion of her 2021 novel. If you were not able to participate live, you can watch a recording of the talk between Boulley and Bridge membership director Amber DeLind below.

Boulley discussed the process of having a first-time novel published, the reception to her book among the Ojibwe community in Sault Ste. Marie,  the importance of including difficult but realistic social issues in young adult novels, the book’s adaptation as a Netflix series and more.

Watch the video here:

Firekeeper’s Daughter” is a groundbreaking young adult thriller about an Ojibwe teen who must root out the corruption in her Sault Ste Marie community.

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Bridge Michigan hosts bimonthly discussions on books with ties to Michigan. Previous discussions have featured "The World According to Fannie Davis," by Bridgett M. Davis, “Arc of Justice,” by Kevin Boyle, “The Women of the Copper Country,” by Mary Doria Russell, “Black Bottom Saints,” by Alice Randall, “Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey into a Family Secret,” by Steve Luxenberg and “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes” by Dan Egan.

Our next book club discussion is scheduled for September. Stay tuned to Bridge for an announcement of our next Michigan-related book selection and the date of the next book club meeting.

More than 650 Bridge members received a free e-copy of “Firekeeper’s Daughter” so they could take part in our July book club. If you would like a free e-book of future book club selections, join Bridge Club today.

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