American Indian Life Skills Development Curriculum by Lafromboise, Teresa D.

American Indian Life Skills Development Curriculum

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Antarctica is a vortex that draws you back, season after season. The place is so raw and pure, all seal hide and crystalline iceberg. The fishbowl communities at McMurdo Station, South Pole Station, and in the remote field camps intensify relationships, jack all emotion up to a 10. The trick is to get what you need and then get out fast.
At least that s how thirty-year-old Rosie Moore views it as she flies in for her third season on the Ice. She plans to avoid all entanglements, romantic and otherwise, and do her work as a galley cook. But when her flight crash-lands, so do all her plans.
Mikala Wilbo, a brilliant young composer whose heart and music have been frozen since the death of her partner, is also on that flight. She has come to the Ice as an artist-in-residence, to write music, but also to secretly check out the astrophysicist father she has never met.
Arriving a few weeks later, Alice Neilson, a graduate student in geology who thinks in charts and equations, is thrilled to leave her dependent mother and begin her career at last. But from the start she is aware that her post-doc advisor, with whom she will work in Antarctica, expects much more from their relationship.
As the three women become increasingly involved in each other s lives, they find themselves deeply transformed by their time on the Ice. Each falls in love. Each faces challenges she never thought she would meet. And ultimately, each finds redemption in a depth and quality of friendship that only the harsh beauty of Antarctica can engender.Finalist, Lambda Literary AwardsFinalist, Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction, awarded by the Publishing TriangleFinalist, Northern California Independent Booksellers AssociationHonorable Mention, Foreword Magazine s Gay/Lesbian Fiction Book of the YearBest Books for General Audiences, selected by the Public Library Association"

Author: Teresa D. Lafromboise
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Published: 05/06/2010
Pages: 528
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 2.89lbs
Size: 11.03h x 8.58w x 1.33d
ISBN13: 9780299149246
ISBN10: 0299149242
BISAC Categories:
- Psychology | Suicide
- Social Science | Ethnic Studies | American | Native American Studies
- Psychology | Education & Training

About the Author
Teresa D. LaFromboise is associate professor in the School of Education at Stanford University and is a former associate professor in the Department of Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of Assertion Training with American Indians and Circles of Women: Skills Training for American Indian Professionalization.