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Fallen Hopes, Taken Dreams

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Real people. Real suffering. Real hate.

Read the story our government never wanted revealed!

This emotionally gripping, brutally invasive tale of young Native Americans wrongly committed, abused, and tortured in our nation's only Indian insane asylum during the 1920s will touch your very soul.

This powerful narrative is unputdownable, unforgettable, and an unbelievable combination of drama, conflict, and romance.

Taken from true events in the records of the South Dakota State Archives, this long hidden world of heartbreak takes you to the darkest depths of the human spirit.

Red Carpet Book Awards 2014 Historical Fiction Readers' Choice Nominee.

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Goodreads readers offered rave reviews:

"It was definitely a page turner. I found myself caring about the patients and rooting for them to win. Well written J.M. Barlog!" -- Dawn, Goodreads

"Not for the faint of heart. This story is a gut-twister, evoking anger at man's inhumanity to his fellow man." --Susan, Goodreads

"It was incredibly hard at points to remember fact from fiction because the characters are so well formed." -- Gidget, Goodreads

"I loved the plot of the book and the many twists and turns it took me on as a reader." -- Teresa, Goodreads

"This is not a sugar-coated piece and I highly recommend this book to those that want to understand and learn about this time in history." --Sandy, Goodreads

"It's terrifying as it was derived from actual crimes against Native Americans, but it has moments of love, insight and suspense." -- Michelle, Goodreads

"Sometimes difficult to read because of its brutal honesty, Fallen Hopes, Taken Dreams illustrates a tragic, yet important, chapter in American history regarding the horrific treatment of Native Americans and the eradication of their culture." --Sherry, Goodreads

It was the roaring 20s, and Americans were living the dream, except for...
... the hundreds of Native Americans wrongly committed to our nation's only Indian insane asylum. Once there, they endured unimaginable torture and abuse with no hope of ever being set free. The unrelenting power of love must overcome the hateful forces if they are to survive.

Fallen Hopes, Taken Dreams is a must-read for Red Hearts and all fans of US historical and Native American literature.

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  • Publication Date: June 27, 2011
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Print Length: 338 Pages
  • File Size: 582 KB

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