Mona Susan Power

Longlist, 2023 National Book Awards

Mona Susan Power is the author of four books of fiction: The Grass Dancer, a national bestseller awarded a PEN/Hemingway Award; Roofwalker, a collection of stories and essays awarded the Milkweed National Fiction Prize; Sacred Wilderness, a novel which received the Electa Quinney Award for Published Stories; and A Council of Dolls.
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A Council of Dolls

ISBN 9780063281097 Mariner Books / HarperCollins Publishers

From the mid-century metropolis of Chicago to the windswept ancestral lands of the Dakota people, to the bleak and brutal Indian boarding schools, A Council of Dolls is the story of three women, told in part through the stories of the dolls they carried.... More about this book >

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Mona Susan Power

Mona Susan Power is the author of four books of fiction: The Grass Dancer, a national bestseller awarded a PEN/Hemingway Award; Roofwalker, a collection of stories and essays awarded the Milkweed National Fiction Prize; Sacred Wilderness, a novel which received the Electa Quinney Award for Published Stories; and A Council of Dolls. She’s a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Law School, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her short stories and essays have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies including The Best American Short Stories, The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, The Missouri Review, Ploughshares, and Granta. Power is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (Iháŋktȟuŋwaŋna Dakhóta). Born and raised in Chicago, she currently lives in Minnesota.

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