Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley is the Great Michigan Read for 2023-24.

Angeline will be speaking at West Shore Community College (WSCC) on Wednesday, October 11th at 12:30 p.m. Mason County District Library’s Social Awareness Book Club is reading her book, and will be meeting at WSCC prior to her talk. Email Thomas Trahey at for more information.

WSCC’s seating is limited. Join a Watch Party to view a livestream of the event! In Ludington, go to the Ludington Area Center for the Arts on 107 South Harrison Street for the 12:30 p.m. event on October 11th.

Scottville Library’s Adult Book Club is reading Firekeeper’s Daughter for their September 21st, 4:00 p.m. discussion. The Scottville book club will not be reading a new book for October, but is planning to see Angeline Boulley’s talk on October 11th.

Need a copy of Firekeeper’s Daughter? Check our catalog for a print copy or downloadable copy from Libby by OverDrive. Also, hoopla has the audiobook available with no waiting.

Firekeeper’s Daughter

Angeline Boulley

Eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. She dreams of a fresh start at college, but when family tragedy strikes, Daunis puts her future on hold to look after her fragile mother. The only bright spot is meeting Jamie, the charming new recruit on her brother Levi’s hockey team.

Yet even as Daunis falls for Jamie, she senses the dashing hockey star is hiding something. Everything comes to light when Daunis witnesses a shocking murder, thrusting her into an FBI investigation of a lethal new drug.

Reluctantly, Daunis agrees to go undercover, drawing on her knowledge of chemistry and Ojibwe traditional medicine to track down the source. But the search for truth is more complicated than Daunis imagined, exposing secrets and old scars. At the same time, she grows concerned with an investigation that seems more focused on punishing the offenders than protecting the victims.

Now, as the deceptions—and deaths—keep growing, Daunis must learn what it means to be a strong Anishinaabe kwe (Ojibwe woman) and how far she’ll go for her community, even if it tears apart the only world she’s ever known.

Firekeeper's Daughter book cover
Angeline Boulley

Angeline Boulley, an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is a storyteller who writes about her Ojibwe community in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She is a former Director of the Office of Indian Education at the U.S. Department of Education. Angeline lives in southwest Michigan, but her home will always be on Sugar Island. Firekeeper’s Daughter is her debut novel.