Priscilla Cogan

Priscilla CoganPriscilla writes about life up north with a unique perspective, featuring the interface between Native American and Anglo cultures.

She is the author of internationally acclaimed novels, Winona's Web, Compass of the Heart, and Crack at Dusk: Crook of Dawn, Priscilla Cogan, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist of Irish-American descent and a practitioner of Native American pipe and sweat-lodge ceremonies. She lives with her husband, Duncan Sings-Alone, a Cherokee storyteller, writer, and healer, and two Shelties betwixt and between rural Massachusetts and the Leelanau Peninsula.

 

 


Clinging to the Moon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781929590193
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Published: Two Canoes Press - April 2013

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Winona's Web: A Novel of Discovery Cover Image
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Published: Two Canoes Press - May 2010

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Timeless Lakota wisdom and a midlife romance are at the center of this novel of love and empowerment. Dr. Meggie O'Connor, a New York psychologist, seeks a simpler life and moves to a peninsula off Lake Michigan. The quiet of her new life is soon disturbed, however, by the arrival of a most unusual patient--Winona Pathfinder, an elderly Sioux medicine woman.


Compass of the Heart: A Novel of Discovery Cover Image
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Published: Two Canoes Press - May 2010

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"Love is very tricky", warns Winona Pathfinder, the elderly medicine woman who has introduced psychologist Meggie O'Connor to the spiritual ways of Lakota prayer and healing. Soon, however, Meggie's teacher and friend will cross over to the Other Side, leaving Meggie, just forty and newly divorced, to make her way on her own. But before she goes, Winona nudges her younger cousin Hawk to walk alongside Meggie on a journey of the heart and soul. Wary yet optimistic, these two seek out the Pipe Road -- the path that will lead them to harmony with the world and with each other. Love may indeed be tricky, but with faith and hope, it is a road they will attempt to navigate. Graceful and powerful, its story deeply rooted in traditional Lakota teachings, Compass of the Heart is a moving song full of wonder and magic, an incandescent tale of love in all its dimensions.


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ISBN: 9781929590117
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Published: Two Canoes Press - June 2008

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The Unraveling Thread tells the story of a family exploding in crisis. Harriet McWhinnie, a divorced but successful career woman, arrives home to discover that yet another Agency person has fled, leaving behind Harriets sweet but demented mother, her adolescent twin girls, one psychotic with an undiagnosed genetic disorder, the other rebellious and resentful of her disabled sibling, a little five year old boy yearning for the return of his father, and an hyperactive dog who drives everyone crazy. Desperate, Harriet hires a middle-aged, Native American woman, Agatha, with no references, no address, and a past steeped in mystery. Stern but loving, Agatha forces each family member to work through their issues with honesty and dignity while hiding from her own grief. In the end, the storys memorable characters each learn how to pick up the threads of both love and self respect that will pull them out into the harsh world and then lead them back home.


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ISBN: 9781929590070
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Published: Two Canoes Press - April 2007

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A bank robbery gone awry. A pair of unlikely, unrelated female hostages - the rebellious young runaway Phoeniix Knott and the opinionated octogenarian Kate Aregood - creating an explosive cross-country jouney with the pistol-packing Billy T. Pickle. Into the mix arrives Double Trouble, a story of the plain-talking, single Tidewater gal, Daisy Hill, secretly trading identities with the weathly, refined, and married Bostonian, Catherine DuMaurier, a mother of two young children. Can a tale of twarted, entangled love transform the desperate trio in Billy's flight from the law? What is real and what is fiction? Can a novel change the story of your life?


Crack at Dusk: Crook of Dawn: A Novel of Discovery Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781929590063
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Published: Two Canoes Press - August 2001

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"In this universe, there are Good Spirits, Trickster Spirits, and Evil Spirits", announced Winona, the elderly Sioux medicine woman to psychologist Dr. Meggie O'Connor before departing to the Other Side. Whereas bestsellers Winona's Web and Compass of the Heart introduced the reader to the Good Spirits and the Trickster Spirits, "Crack at Dusk: Crook of Dawn" draws one into the vortex of evil. In this lyrical tale of love and healing, Winona's cousin Hawk and Meggie struggle to help Winona's grandson make sense of a terrible, traumatic experience. Love is always at the center, as "Crack at Dusk: Crook of Dawn" delves into the bicultural conflict between the medicine man and the psychologist struggling in their own ways to heal the boy. Together, Hawk and Meggie rediscover the healing power of the Sacred Pipe, stories, and the human imagination.