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1. "The Night Watchman" by Louise Erdrich
Based on the author’s own grandfather, a Native American night watchman in North Dakota, this story follows Thomas, a watchman at a jewel-bearing plant fighting for the rights of fellow Chippewa in 1953. Also on the reservation is Patrice, a plant worker searching for her missing sister and child, as well as a cast of others struggling to survive in the impoverished yet tight-knit community. The novel gives an intimate look into the souls of those who were voiceless -- until now.