Multcolib Everybody Reads 2013 Picks: Other Native American Authors
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.