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Join Margaret (along with Father John O'Malley and Vicky Holden, characters in the New York Times bestselling Wind River novels) for a Book Discussion Retreat!

June 18 - June 22, 2023

At St. Stephen's Mission
(St. Francis Mission in the novels)
Wind River Reservation in Wyoming

We will discuss The Spirit Woman, Killing Raven, Wife of Moon and The Man Who Fell from the Sky.

We will stay at the mission in a guest house (where Father John often puts people up) or possibly at the nearby Wind River Casino and Hotel and take our meals at Eagle Hall.

We will stroll the mission grounds, visit the beautiful church and other buildings and walk through the cottonwood tunnel.

Mornings: we will discuss one of the books.

Afternoons: we will follow Father John and Vicky along Seventeen-Mile Road to Ethete, Fort Washakie, St. Michael's Mission, Sacajawea's grave, and other reservation sites. We will visit the towns of Riverton and Lander.

Evenings: we will have talks from Arapaho leaders and enjoy the music, art and culture of the reservation.

Along the way, we will meet and visit with Arapahos in their own homelands.

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"Of all the writers of Native-American mysteries compared to
Tony Hillerman, Coel is the one who most deserves the accolade."
Publishers Weekly


Margaret Coel is the New York Times bestselling author of the award-winning Wind River mystery novels set among the Arapahos on Wyoming's Wind River Reservation. The novels feature the widely beloved characters Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Jesuit priest Father John O'Malley.

Margaret is also the author of mystery novels set in Denver with Arapaho newspaper reporter Catherine McLeod, as well as a collection of short stories.

Among her non-fiction credits are four history books and numerous articles in such publications as the New York Times and American Heritage.

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Winter's Child The 20th and final Wind River Novel:

A childless Arapaho couple on the Wind River Reservation find a white infant on their doorstep. They care for the tiny child, expecting someone to claim her. Months go by, then years, but no one comes. When the child is about to start school, they know they must legally adopt her. Or face losing her. They hire adoption lawyer Clint Hopkins, who, after doing some research, arranges to meet with Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden. But before the meeting can take place, a black truck appears out of nowhere and runs Clint Hopkins down.

Drawn into the case, Vicky and Father John O'Malley soon run into a wall of secrets. They must draw upon their wits and their knowledge of the reservation to save their own lives and defeat a determined killer.

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