Crooked Hallelujah Summary
Kelli Jo Ford

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Crooked Hallelujah Overview

Kelli Jo Ford's Crooked Hallelujah is told from the first and third person perspectives of Justine, her daughter Reney, and members of their Cherokee family and community. The novel tells the story of a mother and daughter in search of a sense of home and belonging. When Justine gets pregnant at 15 years old, she decides to keep her baby and create a new family. Throughout Reney's childhood, she attempts to understand her mother's restlessness, later discovering she possesses the same longings for freedom. The novel explores themes of family, loss, and liberation.

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