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Multcolib Everybody Reads 2013 Picks: Sherman Alexie

Annotation:The Everybody Reads 2013 author is Sherman Alexie. The 11th annual community reading project will feature two works by one author: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, for young adults, and Ten Little Indians, a collection of short stories, for adults.

The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-time Indian
The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-time Indian By Alexie, Sherman (Book - 2007 ) y ALEXIE Available in some locations

Annotation:This National Book Award winner is based on Alexie’s own experiences. The book chronicles the adolescence of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Trying to rise above the reservation life everyone expects him to live, Junior leaves his troubled school to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

Ten Little Indians
Ten Little Indians Stories By Alexie, Sherman (Book - 2003 ) FICTION ALEXIE Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 21 copies

Annotation:Alexie’s acclaimed and bestselling collection of short stories includes nine poignant and emotionally resonant stories about Native Americans who find themselves at a personal and cultural crossroads.

The Ballad of Paul Nonetheless
The Ballad of Paul Nonetheless By Alexie, Sherman (Audiobook CD - 2010 ) CD Fiction ALEXIE Available in some locations

Annotation:Alexie features an eccentric vintage clothes salesman who -- no longer attracted to his gorgeous wife -- pursues a married photographer from airport to airport.

Blasphemy
Blasphemy [new and Selected Stories] By Alexie, Sherman (Book - 2012 ) FICTION ALEXIE 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 20 copies

Annotation:Combines 15 of the author's classic short stories with 15 new stories in an anthology that features tales involving donkey basketball leagues, lethal wind turbines, and marriage.

The Business of Fancydancing
The Business of Fancydancing Stories and Poems By Alexie, Sherman (Book - 1992 ) 811.5 A384b Available in some locations

Annotation:An early collection of poems and short stories that reflect the modern Native American experience.

Face
Face By Alexie, Sherman (Book - 2009 ) 811.5 A384f 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Alexie writes "with a ragged and rugged formalism," and has mastered both the metrical dance and fixed forms.

First Indian on the Moon
First Indian on the Moon By Alexie, Sherman (Book - 1993 ) 818.5 A384f Available in some locations

Annotation:Working from a carefully developed understanding of his place in an oppressed culture, he focuses on the need to tear down obstacles before nature tears them down.

Flight
Flight A Novel By Alexie, Sherman (Book - 2007 ) FICTION ALEXIE Available in some locations

Annotation:A powerful, fast and timely story of a troubled foster teenager -- a boy who is not a "legal" Indian because he was never claimed by his father -- who learns the true meaning of terror.

Indian Killer
Indian Killer By Alexie, Sherman (Book - 2008 ) FICTION ALEXIE 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:The main character is an Indian serial killer who incites racial tension by murdering whites in retribution for his people's history.

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven By Alexie, Sherman (Book - 2005 ) FICTION ALEXIE 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:In this darkly comic collection of 22 interlocked tales, Alexie brilliantly weaves memory, fantasy and stark realism to paint a complex, grimly ironic portrait of life in and around the Spokane Indian Reservation.

One Stick Song
One Stick Song By Alexie, Sherman (Book - 2000 ) 811.5 A384o 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:Able to handle multiple perspectives and complex psychological subject matter with a humor that feeds readability; this collection of poetry and prose is as powerful and challenging as his previous excellent books.

Reservation Blues
Reservation Blues By Alexie, Sherman (Book - 2005 ) FICTION ALEXIE 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:Alexie’s first novel follows the humorous adventures of a reservation rock band as they make the circuit from the Northwest to New York.

Smoke Signals
Smoke Signals (DVD - 2000? ) DVD Comedy SMOKE All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Based on the novel The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, it depicts two young Native Americans, Victor and Thomas, who leave their small town to retrieve the remains of Victor's father. Warm, poignant, profound, and very funny.

The Summer of Black Widows
The Summer of Black Widows By Alexie, Sherman (Book - 1996 ) 811.5 A384s Available in some locations

Annotation:Poetry that has continued to grow in power, complexity and vision, from one of the major lyric voices of our time.

The Toughest Indian in the World
The Toughest Indian in the World By Alexie, Sherman (Book - 2000 ) FICTION ALEXIE 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:A collection of love stories -- between parents and children, white people and Indians, movie stars and ordinary people. Witty, tender and fierce.

War Dances
War Dances By Alexie, Sherman (Book - 2009 ) FICTION ALEXIE 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:A heartbreaking and hilarious collection of stories that explores the precarious balance between self-preservation and external responsibility in art, family, and the world at large.

Conversations With Sherman Alexie
Conversations With Sherman Alexie By Alexie, Sherman (Book - 2009 ) 818.5409 A384c 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Interviews with the author covering a wide variety of issues.

Annotation:Sherman Alexie's website

Annotation:The poet and his poems.

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Everybody Reads 2013 is the 11th annual community reading project of Multnomah County Library.


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