The Turtle's Beating Heart: One Family's Story of Lenape Survival (Denise Low) and Shadow Light (Denise Low)

  • Katie Wolf California State University, Northridge
Keywords: Native American, Native American Memoir, Native American Poetry, Lenape, Poetry, Literature

Abstract

This is a review of Denise Low's memoir The Turtle's Beating Heart: One Family's Story of Lenape Survival and book of poetry Shadow Light. These two works differ stylistically and engage with similar themes about human mortality, the beauty of nature, loss, and intergenerational trauma. Combined, the two books inform each other and let readers into Low's personal reflections and unerstandings as she explores her family's past and learns more about her Lenape grandfather, Frank Bruner.

Author Biography

Katie Wolf, California State University, Northridge
English Department
Published
2018-12-30
How to Cite
Wolf, K. (2018). The Turtle’s Beating Heart: One Family’s Story of Lenape Survival (Denise Low) and Shadow Light (Denise Low). Transmotion, 4(2), 225-228. Retrieved from https://journals.kent.ac.uk/index.php/transmotion/article/view/617