Stone River Crossing

By Joseph Bruchac, author of KILLER OF ENEMIES, WOLF MARK, BUFFALO SONG and more

Tim Tingle is a master storyteller and that storytelling voice is strong and sure in this novel based on his years of research with Mississippi Choctaw elders. I know of no writer who has done a better job of recognizing the common ground shared by the Native peoples of the South and those who were ripped from their Native Africa to be brought here as slaves. The main characters of Lil Mo—a young Moses— and Martha Tom truly come to life in these pages. The magic they share is as real as their mutual understanding of the power of love for one’s family. The river they cross together is that of the human heart.