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Multcolib Everybody Reads 2013 Picks: Other Native American Authors

Annotation:The Everybody Reads 2013 author is Sherman Alexie.

A Yellow Raft in Blue Water
A Yellow Raft in Blue Water By Dorris, Michael (Book - 1987 ) FICTION DORRIS 1987 Available in some locations

Annotation:Moving backward in time, Dorris' critically acclaimed debut novel is a lyrical saga of three generations of Native American women beset by hardship and torn by angry secrets.

Love Medicine
Love Medicine By Erdrich, Louise (Book - 2009 ) FICTION ERDRICH 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:The members of the Chippewa Kaspaw and Lamartine families describe their simple existence as they both deny and discover their native heritages. A notable, impressive book of first fiction.

The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse
The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse By Erdrich, Louise (Book - 2009 ) FICTION ERDRICH 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:As a priest nears the end of his life, he is asked to prove or disprove the sainthood of a woman he knows well and struggles to guard his own secret identity in the process.

The Plague of Doves
The Plague of Doves By Erdrich, Louise (Book - 2008 ) FICTION ERDRICH Available in some locations

Annotation:Unaware of a violent event that marked the beginning of her mixed ancestry, ambitious young Evelina Harp, a part-Ojibwa, part-white girl prone to falling hopelessly in love, learns disturbing truths from her gifted storyteller grandfather.

Power
Power By Hogan, Linda (Book - 1998 ) FICTION HOGAN Available in some locations

Annotation:Omishto, the One Who Watches, is 16 when the government tries to take her Taiga tribe's Florida lands, and only one woman seems to have the spiritual forces to help the Taiga overcome their plight.

Truth & Bright Water
Truth & Bright Water By King, Thomas (Book - 1999 ) FICTION KING Available in some locations

Annotation:The lives of the inhabitants of two towns, Truth and Bright Water, separated by a river running between Montana and an Ottawa Indian reservation, intertwine over the course of a summer as seen through the eyes of two young boys.

Ceremony
Ceremony By Silko, Leslie Marmon (Book - 2006 ) FICTION SILKO Available in some locations

Annotation:Follows the story of a World War II veteran, half-Navajo, half-White, who tries to re-assimilate himself into Navajo society.

The Turquoise Ledge
The Turquoise Ledge By Silko, Leslie Marmon (Book - 2010 ) B-Si34t 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Silko takes readers along on her daily walks through the arroyos and ledges of the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, weaving tales from both sides of her family's past into her observations, and using the turquoise stones that she finds on her walks to unite the strands of her stories.

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


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