I am finally reading Cedar Woman by Debra Shiveley Welch. I became acquainted with the author through social networking a few years ago, and remember her sharing the idea for this book, and the progress. It is available at new and used prices in paperback, as well as for under $3 at this posting on Kindle. (Click the bold text for more information about the author and title).
I knew from the title and subject matter that it was something that I wanted to read, as Native American culture is so fascinating to me. She weaves together a wonderful novel and in the process I am learning the meaning of Lokata language as well as Lokota ways. At first when I heard that the language would be weaved into the story, it concerned me as I thought it would be hard to understand while reading, but it is so artfully done that as story flows along, the words are understood by their context, then explained at the end of each chapter.
Stop by the links in this post to read reviews by those who have finished the book, I am still in the process of reading it. A wonderful story is unfolding as I learn Lakota language and translate Lakota words.