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A Time to Wail
An Indian Country Novel
Grace Elting Castle set her debut mystery within the rural beauty of Oregon’s Siletz River Valley, blending in the early history and culture of the tribes now known as the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. As a teen her protagonist, tribal member Ellie Carlisle, is frightened away from home by grave robbers in local Indian burial grounds. Years later she receives messages from her dead son and returns to the reservation to stop the thieves.
Publ. 2018 | Softcover
E-books and softcover Available on Amazon.
Answering the Call
An Elting Military Tribute
The Dutch Eltings, Jan and Jacomyntje (Slecht), were actively involved in the early history of New York’s Hudson River Valley. Their descendants have been farmers, doctors, lawyers, millers, grocers, carpenters, preachers, teachers, bankers—the gamut of occupations. But no matter the century, crisis, or call, Eltings answered. In this tribute book by Grace Elting Castle, also a descendant, you’ll find surnames that may surprise you: Patton, LeFevre, Deyo, DuBois, Eltinge, Hasbrouck, Crispell, France, Wygant, Van Wagenen and many others. All are Elting descendants.
Publ. 2008 | Paperback | 224 pgs. with b/w photos. |
“Out of print. No longer available”
“A TIME TO WAIL is a marvelous novel, written with unique empathy and authenticity. Grace Elting Castle uses her first-hand knowledge of both PI work and the reservation life and customs of the Siletz people to create a compelling and insightful read that will call to mind the great Tony Hillerman.”
New York Times Bestselling Author
“…Charles Wallace sent me a spreadsheet of 51 books he’s read since March. His top recommendation was Grace Elting Castle’s “A Time to Wail,” about a family on Oregon’s Siletz Reservation.”
Staff Columnist, Arizona Republic
“…Great dialogue. You brought together the culture, history, the impact of social and spiritual injustices AND a true mystery with twists and turns…”
Activist, mother of Siletz Tribal Member
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